Entry-Level Technical Writer Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Technical Writer is $50,567 per year.

$37,369 - $73,969
$37K
$51K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,892
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50%
90%

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$14.50 - $33.69
$14
$20
$34
MEDIAN: $20.00
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$0$74K
Salary $37,369 - $73,969
Bonus $502 - $7,730
Profit Sharing $488.67 - $10,304
Commission $1,500
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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$34,235 - $74,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,260
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $14.50 - $33.69
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $22.22 - $42.32
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $502 - $7,730
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $488.67 - $10,304
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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$34,235 - $74,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 558

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Writer

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,711

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

Technical Writer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Technical Writer in Sierra Vista:
"How much a Writer should get paid?"
Make sure before signing a contract that you are being paid within the pay band for your job field.

Technical Writer in Dayton:
Keep your experience broad. If you're too specialized, then lose your job, it will be hard to move on to another TW job.

Technical Writer in Austin:
"Tech writing for a massive company isn't fulfilling."
Find a workplace with people you want to spend time with and have things in common with, people who are fun. Otherwise you'll get super bored.

Technical Writer in Austin:
"Start Young, REtire Early."
Start early in state government.

Technical Writer in Beavercreek:
"Communication degrees do NOT stand alone."
Communication degrees only train you to communicate, they do NOT train you for the field into which you will enter, be it translation, journalism, curriculum writing..etc. You must obtain technical certification or expertise if you want to be a writer that makes good money. Furthermore, technical writing can be a very broad field and you can end up doing things you didn't expect, such as business development or creating training. Some technical writers get very boxed in, but they don't have to be. Keep an open mind once you're in your field and always look for new opportunities.

Technical Writer in Fort Lauderdale:
"Take IT classes."
Be familiar with IT, MS Word, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, and Captivate.

Technical Writer in Milwaukee:
"Technology and Technical Writing."
Learn as much as possible about your company's products. Get a detailed understanding about how they work, what value they bring the customer and what the future developments might be. Never stop asking questions and always remember that as a technical writer, it's your responsibility to make technical information easy for customers to understand and appreciate.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
17%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
▲5%

▲3%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
▲3%

Microsoft Visio
▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$50,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼1%

Adobe Acrobat
▼1%

RoboHelp
▼2%

▼3%






Adobe InDesign
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 18%