Senior Technical Writer

Senior Technical Writer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$69,000
$50,000
Min 10%
$69,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
5.2 years
How much does a senior technical writer make?
The national average salary for a Senior Technical Writer in the U.S. is $69,496 annually or $33.41 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $50,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $94,000. Internet companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Senior Technical Writers. The best states for high paying Senior Technical Writer jobs are Washington, California, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, and New Jersey. The typical tenure for a Senior Technical Writer is 5.2 years.
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Average Senior Technical Writer Salary By Location

As a Senior Technical Writer in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $69,496 per year or $33.41 per hour. The city with the highest Senior Technical Writer salary is San Francisco, CA at $103,424 per year. Even as an entry-level Senior Technical Writer, you will make $66,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. Washington, California, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, and New Jersey are the top 5 highest earning states for Senior Technical Writers. On the other hand, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, North Dakota, and South Dakota report the lowest wages for Senior Technical Writers.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$103,424
2
Seattle, WA
$91,926
3
Waltham, MA
$86,414
4
Washington, DC
$82,515
5
McLean, VA
$82,407

Average Senior Technical Writer Salary By Company

Senior Technical Writers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Most Senior Technical Writer jobs are in Internet companies and Internet companies. Senior Technical Writers at Microsoft and Salesforce report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like ManTech International and Freedom Mortgage report highly competitive salaries for Senior Technical Writers.

Average Senior Technical Writer Pay By Industry

Wages for Senior Technical Writers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Telecommunication companies, Technology companies, and Health Care companies tend to have the highest salaries for Senior Technical Writers. Telecommunication companies pay Senior Technical Writers an average salary of $72,640, Technology companies pay $69,668, and Health Care companys come in at $69,571. The types of companies that pay Senior Technical Writers the least are in the Finance industry, where the average annual salary is $66,762.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Telecommunication
$72,640
2
Technology
$69,668
3
Health Care
$69,571
4
Manufacturing
$68,846
5
Finance
$66,762

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Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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