Average Technical Writer Salary in Seattle, Washington

$75,933
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,832
Bonus
$6,000
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The average salary for a Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington is $75,933.
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$54k
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$76k
90%
$102k
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$54k - $102k
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$1k - $17k
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$51k - $111k
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What Do Technical Writers Do?

Technical Writer Tasks
  • Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions.
  • Assist in layout work.
  • Gather and research information for use in technical documentation.

Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Writer

The top respondents for the job title Technical Writer are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and ChangePoint, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $120,000. ChangePoint, Inc pays the lowest at around $59,564.

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What Are Popular Skills for Technical Writers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Technical Writing, Editing and Writing Procedures & Documentation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writers?

An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,021 based on 13 salaries. An early career Technical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,314 based on 48 salaries. A mid-career Technical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,139 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,431 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $92,062.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (23.3% less), Houston, Texas (22.1% less) and Austin, Texas (19.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 163 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
29.4%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
25.8%
Late Career
12.9%