Average Technical Writer Salary in Houston, Texas

$59,173
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,904
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for a Technical Writer in Houston, Texas is $59,173.
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$39k
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$59k
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$88k
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$39k - $88k
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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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Technical Writers?

Skills in Writing Procedures & Documentation, Editing and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word.

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 $39,968 based on 9 salaries. An early career Technical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,450 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Technical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,587 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,500.
Employees with Technical Writer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 27.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.6% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (11.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 131 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.9%
Early Career
27.5%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
35.1%
Late Career
13.0%