Average Technical Writer with Editing Skills Salary

$57,981
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,529
Bonus
$1,600
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The average salary for a Technical Writer with Editing skills is $57,981.
10%
$41k
MEDIAN
$58k
90%
$83k
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$41k - $83k
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$609 - $8k
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$38k - $85k
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Technical Writer are from the companies CSRA Inc., Schneider Electric Ltd and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. Reported salaries are highest at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton where the average pay is $82,678. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CSRA Inc. and Schneider Electric Ltd, earning around $64,779 and $57,479, respectively. Reynolds & Reynolds Co pays the lowest at around $43,603. Southwest Airlines Co and National Instruments Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $44,667 and $49,485, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Technical Writers?

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

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 $48,179 based on 113 salaries. An early career Technical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,916 based on 903 salaries. A mid-career Technical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,633 based on 382 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,366 based on 286 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,273.
Employees with Technical Writer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 13.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (8.1% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (7.7% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (7.5% less) and Austin, Texas (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,850 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.1%
Early Career
48.8%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
15.5%
Late Career
9.0%