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