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Technical Writer Salary

$79,223 (USD)

Average Salary

$38/hr

Average Hourly

$2,290

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Technical Writer is $79,223 a year and $38 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Technical Writer is between $56,336 and $98,004. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Technical Writer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Writes and updates material for reports, manuals, briefs, proposals, instruction books, catalogs, and related technical and administrative publications concerned with work methods and procedures, and installation, operation, and maintenance.
  • Acquires assignments from supervisor.
Technical Writer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Technical Writers

Job family population: 49,960

Estimated population of Technical Writer jobs: 41,218

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$91,841
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Technical Writer Job Listings for United States

Technical Writer
Jul 15
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Powerblanket
The Technical Writer position is responsible for the origination, editing and revision of documentation including manufacturing standard operating procedures, change requests, component ...
Change Management/Technical Writer IV
Jul 15
Bothell, WA, USA
Swoon
Swoon is looking for a Change Management/Technical Writer IV professional to join our telecommunications client in Bothell, WA! Description: * Organizational Change Management (OCM) framework: a ...
Technical Writer
Jul 15
Layton, UT, USA
KIHOMAC
Proficient knowledge of writing technical documents * Proficient in using Microsoft Office products, Certification preferred * Security: * Must be a US citizen * Ability to obtain a security ...
DOCUMENTATION TOOLS TECHNICAL WRITER
Jul 12
Germantown, Maryland, USA
Computer Task Group, Inc
DOCUMENTATION TOOLS TECHNICAL WRITER Location: US-MD-Germantown Job Number: 19207004 Our client in Germanton, MD has an immediate opening for a Documentation Tools Technical Writer for a 4 month ...
Technical Writer III, R&D
Jul 13
Fremont, United States
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Technical Writer III, R&D Requisition ID : 98865BR When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Technical Writer is $79,223 a year and $38 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Technical Writer is between $56,336 and $98,004. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Technical Writer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Technical Writer Job Listings for United States

Technical Writer
Jul 15
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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The Technical Writer position is responsible for the origination, editing and revision of documentation including manufacturing standard operating procedures, change requests, component ...
Change Management/Technical Writer IV
Jul 15
Bothell, WA, USA
Swoon
Swoon is looking for a Change Management/Technical Writer IV professional to join our telecommunications client in Bothell, WA! Description: * Organizational Change Management (OCM) framework: a ...
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