TECHNICAL WRITER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$60,000
$44,000
Min 10%
$60,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a technical writer make?
Technical Writers in America make an average salary of $60,402 per year or $29.04 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $82,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $44,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Technical Writers are in Professional companies and Internet companies. States with the highest Technical Writer salaries include Alaska, Maine, New Hampshire, Washington, and Massachusetts. The typical tenure for a Technical Writer is 3.2 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Writer
$67,062

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 Professional companies and Professional companies. Microsoft and Google are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like RCM Technologies or Cisco Systems, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Technical Writers.

Average Technical Writer Salary By Location

Across America, Technical Writers make on average $60,402 annually or $29.04 hourly. Seattle, WA reports the highest annual salary for Technical Writers at 67,534. Not only that, Seattle, WA also has an average entry-level salary of $44,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Technical Writer salaries are Alaska, Maine, New Hampshire, Washington, and Massachusetts. Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, Michigan, and Louisiana are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Seattle, WA
$67,534
2
San Francisco, CA
$66,334
3
Cambridge, MA
$64,695
4
New York, NY
$61,650
5
Piscataway, NJ
$61,510

Average Technical Writer Salary 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 Internet companies, Manufacturing companies, and Finance companies pay their Technical Writers well. Internet companies pay Technical Writers an average salary of $62,056, Manufacturing companies pay $60,895, and Finance companys come in at $60,217. The types of companies that pay Technical Writers the least are in the Pharmaceutical industry, where the average annual salary is $58,760.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Internet
$62,056
2
Manufacturing
$60,895
3
Finance
$60,217
4
Professional
$60,137
5
Health Care
$60,003

RECENTLY ADDED Technical Writer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Creative Circle, LLC
Technical Writer
San Francisco, CA
10/31/2019
$114,785
TPI Staffing
Technical Writer
10/30/2019
$48,001
Kelly It
Technical Writer
10/30/2019
$62,610
Robert Half
Technical Writer
10/28/2019
$62,610
Robert Half
Technical Writer
Saint Louis, MO
10/28/2019
$52,175
Kelly Services
Technical Writer
10/28/2019
$62,610
Robert Half
Technical Writer
10/25/2019
$41,740
State of Indiana
Technical Writer
Indianapolis, IN
10/25/2019
$37,778
Randstad
Technical Writer
Charlotte, NC
10/25/2019
$60,293
Robert Half
Technical Writer
Minneapolis, MN
10/25/2019
$62,610
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