Mid-Career Technical Writer Salary

The average Mid-Career Technical Writer can expect to rake in roughly $63K per year. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Technical Writers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $46K to approximately $91K. Women make up the majority of Mid-Career Technical Writers (63 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Technical Writers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,040 - $86,058
$48K
$64K
$86K
MEDIAN: $63,762
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$19.14 - $46.20
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$46
MEDIAN: $29.50
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$0$90K
Salary $48,040 - $86,058
Bonus $881 - $9,987
Profit Sharing $497.77 - $16,219
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,480 - $90,200
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 643
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $19.14 - $46.20
Overtime $26.08 - $64.06
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $881 - $9,987
Profit Sharing $497.77 - $16,219
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,480 - $90,200
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 238

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,966

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Technical Writers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 57 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Technical Writers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+30 percent), Washington (+23 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Mid-Career Technical Writers in Cleveland earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cincinnati (18 percent less) and Huntsville (10 percent less).

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
5-9 years
74%
10-19 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
▲3%

HTML
▲2%

Project Management
▲1%

National Average
$64,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼1%

Microsoft Visio
▼2%

▼4%

Adobe FrameMaker
▼4%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
▼4%


Adobe Photoshop
▼5%


RoboHelp
▼6%


Microsoft Excel
▼9%

FrameMaker
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 18%
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