Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Technical Writer/Editor make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$95,706 / yrTotal Pay
$65,291 / yrBase Pay
$30,415 / yrAdditional Pay

$95,706

 / yr
$47K$335K
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The estimated total pay for a Technical Writer/Editor is $95,706 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $65,291 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $30,415 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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General Atomics
3.6

General Atomics

Technical Writer/Editor

$68,515

 /yr
Range: $61K - $108K
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$61K

$108K

$61,433 - $108,101 Range

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Northrop Grumman
4.0

Northrop Grumman

Technical Writer/Editor

$64,627

 /yr
Range: $54K - $117K

$54K

$117K

$54,188 - $117,004 Range

SAIC
4.1

SAIC

Technical Writer/Editor

$71,848

 /yr
Range: $51K - $91K

$51K

$91K

$51,435 - $90,818 Range

CACI International
3.9

CACI International

Technical Writer/Editor

$79,322

 /yr
Range: $63K - $93K

$63K

$93K

$62,762 - $92,829 Range

L3 Technologies
3.2

L3 Technologies

Technical Writer/Editor

$73,215

 /yr
Range: $72K - $87K

$72K

$87K

$72,026 - $86,552 Range

Bechtel
4.0

Bechtel

Technical Writer/Editor

$69,138

 /yr
Range: $61K - $78K

$61K

$78K

$60,666 - $78,298 Range

General Dynamics Information Technology
3.9

$66,835

 /yr
Range: $56K - $74K

$56K

$74K

$56,356 - $73,775 Range

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Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Technical Writer/Editor

$55,182

 /yr
Range: $51K - $84K

$51K

$84K

$51,194 - $83,680 Range

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE
4.2

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE

Technical Writer/Editor

$41,791

 /yr
Range: $42K - $59K

$42K

$59K

$41,722 - $59,410 Range

Raytheon Technologies
3.8

Raytheon Technologies

Technical Writer/Editor

$72,704

 /yr
Range: $66K - $84K

$66K

$84K

$65,855 - $84,060 Range

US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Technical Writer/Editor

$86,989

 /yr
Range: $84K - $97K

$84K

$97K

$84,007 - $97,125 Range

Siemens
4.1

Siemens

Technical Writer/Editor

$68,033

 /yr
Range: $64K - $87K

$64K

$87K

$63,763 - $87,491 Range

BAE Systems USA
3.8

BAE Systems USA

Technical Writer/Editor

$56,017

 /yr
Range: $54K - $76K

$54K

$76K

$54,390 - $75,840 Range

National Instruments
3.8

National Instruments

Technical Writer/Editor

$65,103

 /yr
Range: $55K - $71K

$55K

$71K

$55,122 - $70,772 Range

Engility
3.1

Engility

Technical Writer/Editor

$69,163

 /yr
Range: $61K - $103K

$61K

$103K

$60,570 - $102,601 Range

Aquent
4.3

Aquent

Technical Writer/Editor - Hourly

$37

 /hr
Range: $34 - $55

$34

$55

$34 - $55 Range

Aquent
4.3

Aquent

Technical Writer/Editor - Hourly Contractor

$41

 /hr
Range: $40 - $49

$40

$49

$40 - $49 Range

US Geological Survey
4.0

US Geological Survey

Technical Writer/Editor

$122,322

 /yr
Range: $83K - $124K

$83K

$124K

$83,276 - $123,715 Range

Vencore
2.9

Vencore

Technical Writer/Editor

$62,166

 /yr
Range: $45K - $104K

$45K

$104K

$44,554 - $103,649 Range

Applied Research Laboratories
3.9

Applied Research Laboratories

Technical Writer/Editor

$50,489

 /yr
Range: $48K - $69K

$48K

$69K

$48,211 - $69,223 Range

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$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Technical Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$30

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Consulting Technical Writer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$66,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Technical Writer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$65,166

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$3,000/yr

9 days ago by a Technical Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Technical Writer with more than 15 years of experience

$80,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Technical Writer with more than 15 years of experience

$41,600

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Technical Writer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$65,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Technical Writer with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Technical Writer/Editor salaries

The national average salary for a Technical Writer/Editor is $66,126 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Technical Writer/Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 266 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Technical Writer/Editor employees.

The highest salary for a Technical Writer/Editor in United States is $96,427 per year.

The lowest salary for a Technical Writer/Editor in United States is $45,347 per year.

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