How much does a Technical Writer make?

Updated Jul 29, 2021

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$67,378 /yr
Average Base Pay

4,687 salaries

$45K

Low

$67K

Average

$102K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Technical Writer is $67,378 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Technical Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4687 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Technical Writer employees.

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Technical Writer$67,378 /yr
L3
Senior Technical Writer$98,202 /yr
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Apple
4.3

Apple

Technical Writer

$113,257

 /yr
Range: $91K - $133K
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$91K

$133K

$90,740 - $133,179 Range

Epic
3.2

Epic

Technical Writer

$52,278

 /yr
Range: $46K - $79K

$46K

$79K

$45,996 - $79,077 Range

Wipro
3.4

Wipro

Technical Writer

$93,336

 /yr
Range: $63K - $96K

$63K

$96K

$63,217 - $95,805 Range

Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Technical Writer

$66,843

 /yr
Range: $40K - $83K

$40K

$83K

$39,696 - $82,857 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Technical Writer

$108,522

 /yr
Range: $50K - $190K

$50K

$190K

$50,000 - $190,000 Range

ServiceNow
4.4

ServiceNow

Technical Writer

$69,710

 /yr
Range: $67K - $73K

$67K

$73K

$66,731 - $72,689 Range

MathWorks
4.4

MathWorks

Technical Writer

$91,664

 /yr
Range: $76K - $105K

$76K

$105K

$75,967 - $104,855 Range

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Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Technical Writer

$102,589

 /yr
Range: $78K - $117K

$78K

$117K

$78,246 - $116,898 Range

SAIC
4

SAIC

Technical Writer

$67,887

 /yr
Range: $43K - $114K

$43K

$114K

$42,607 - $113,842 Range

Oracle
3.7

Oracle

Technical Writer

$85,432

 /yr
Range: $52K - $173K

$52K

$173K

$51,901 - $173,477 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Technical Writer

$125,410

 /yr
Range: $74K - $125K

$74K

$125K

$74,104 - $125,410 Range

TEKsystems
3.9

TEKsystems

Technical Writer - Hourly Contractor

$36

 /hr
Range: $19 - $55

$19

$55

$19 - $55 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Technical Writer

$58,488

 /yr
Range: $39K - $88K

$39K

$88K

$38,813 - $88,114 Range

Larsen & Toubro
3.7

Larsen & Toubro

Technical Writer

$54,426

 /yr
Range: $52K - $77K

$52K

$77K

$52,030 - $76,733 Range

Medtronic
4.1

Medtronic

Technical Writer

$69,500

 /yr
Range: $56K - $87K

$56K

$87K

$55,897 - $87,358 Range

Hewlett-Packard
3.3

Hewlett-Packard

Technical Writer

$67,920

 /yr
Range: $49K - $117K

$49K

$117K

$48,679 - $117,375 Range

Fiserv
3.4

Fiserv

Technical Writer

$62,326

 /yr
Range: $29K - $100K

$29K

$100K

$28,874 - $100,369 Range

Reynolds and Reynolds
3.5

Reynolds and Reynolds

Technical Writer

$44,130

 /yr
Range: $35K - $57K

$35K

$57K

$35,020 - $56,974 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Technical Writer

$79,127

 /yr
Range: $64K - $114K

$64K

$114K

$63,710 - $114,314 Range

National Instruments
3.8

National Instruments

Technical Writer

$53,054

 /yr
Range: $50K - $56K

$50K

$56K

$50,000 - $55,929 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Technical Writer salaries

The national average salary for a Technical Writer is $67,378 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Technical Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4687 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Technical Writer employees.

The highest salary for a Technical Writer in United States is $101,971 per year.

The lowest salary for a Technical Writer in United States is $44,520 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent technical writer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$60,000
per year
A Technical Writer/Editor in the Reno, NV Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Reno, NV Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$64,147
per year
A Technical Editor/Writer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $64,147 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$40
hourly
A Technical Writer in the Charlotte, NC Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Charlotte, NC Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$30
hourly
A Technical Writer in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Kansas City, MO Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$65,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Pittsburgh, PA Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Pittsburgh, PA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$61,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $61,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$128,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $128,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$120,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$52,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private