Technical Writer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$55,000
$41,000
Min 10%
$55,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a technical writer make?
Technical Writers in America make an average salary of $55,223 per year or $26.55 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $74,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $41,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Technical Writers are in Technology companies and Professional companies. States with the highest Technical Writer salaries include Washington, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, and California. The typical tenure for a Technical Writer is 3.2 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Writer
$55,639

Average Technical Writer Salary By Location

Across America, Technical Writers make on average $55,223 annually or $26.55 hourly. Seattle, WA reports the highest annual salary for Technical Writers at 80,355. Not only that, Seattle, WA also has an average entry-level salary of $48,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Technical Writer salaries are Washington, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, and California. Montana, Louisiana, Florida, Wisconsin, and South Dakota are the lowest earners.

Map of Technical Writer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Technical Writers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Technical Writer Salary By Company

Technical Writers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Most Technical Writer jobs are in Technology companies and Technology companies. Google and VMware are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Adobe or Yahoo!, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Technical Writers.
Company
Average Salary
$95,625
$96k
$88,202
$88k
$83,226
$83k
$82,131
$82k
$81,887
$82k

Average Technical Writer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Technical Writer works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Health Care companies, Technology companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Technical Writers well. Health Care companies pay Technical Writers an average salary of $59,457, Technology companies pay $55,814, and Manufacturing companys come in at $55,667. The types of companies that pay Technical Writers the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $50,142.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$59,457
$59k
Technology
Technology
$55,814
$56k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$55,667
$56k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$52,846
$53k
Finance
Finance
$52,581
$53k
Professional
Professional
$50,142
$50k

Technical Writer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Technical Writer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Technical Writer
04/24/2020
$70,000
Technical Writer
04/24/2020
$74,089
Technical Writer-Healthcare
04/22/2020
$73,045
Management Decisions, Inc.
Technical Writer-Cloud Security Content
04/20/2020
$117,373
Technical Writer (Confluence Wiki)-Multiple Locations-Exclusive
04/16/2020
$73,045
Technical Writer
04/03/2020
$37,566
Technical Writer
03/27/2020
$40,300
Avispa Technology
Technical Writer (H)
03/27/2020
$93,915
Technical Writer
03/27/2020
$43,827
Avispa
Technical Writer (H)
03/27/2020
$93,915
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