Technical Writer Salary in the US

$62,240
per year
per month
$5,190
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,650/year
Profit Sharing
$2,050/year
Bonus
$220/month
Profit Sharing
$170/month

Technical Writer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Technical Writer is $62,240 per year ($5,190 per month), which is $8,750 (+16%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Technical Writer can expect an average starting salary of $43,350. The highest salaries can exceed $96,480.
$43,350
Low
$62,240
Average salary
$96,480
High
$3,610
Low
$5,190
Average salary
$8,040
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$0
$57,000
$114,050
Salary$43,350 - 96,480
Bonus$500 - 8,100
Profit Sharing$0 - 9,470
Total Pay$43,850 - 114,050
$0
$4,760
$9,510
Salary$3,610 - 8,040
Bonus$40 - 680
Profit Sharing$0 - 790
Total Pay$3,650 - 9,510

Technical Writer Salary Range

Low
$43,350
Average salary
$62,240
Senior
$86,650
High
$96,480
Low
$3,610
Average salary
$5,190
Senior
$7,220
High
$8,040
Among Technical Writers in the U.S., Entry level Technical Writers and Junior Technical Writers tend to have the lowest salaries, while Senior Technical Writers or Technical Writers at companies like Google or Amazon enjoy the highest salaries.

Technical Writer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Google Technical Writer$82K/year
+32% 
Amazon Technical Writer$80K/year
+28% 
Senior Technical Writer$77K/year
+24% 
Junior Technical Writer$45K/year
 -28%
Entry level Technical Writer$38K/year
 -39%

Technical Writer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Technical Writer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $42,250 per year. A mid level Technical Writer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $58,280, while a Senior Technical Writer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $78,450. Technical Writers with more than 20 years of experience earn $87,370 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Technical Writer

Late Career▲ +40%
Senior▲ +26%
Average Salary$62,240/year
Mid Level▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -32%

Gender Breakdown

Female
58%
Male
42%

Technical Writer - Jobs by Location

Technical Writer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Technical Writer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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