Technical Writer Salaries in United States

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$57,282 / yr
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The national average salary for a Technical Writer is $57,282 in United States. Filter by location to see Technical Writer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 6,164 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Technical Writer employees.

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Technical Writer

Apple

$109,669/yr

Range: $90K - $129K

151 salaries

$109,669/yr
$90K$129K

Technical Writer

Epic

$50,605/yr

Range: $45K - $77K

69 salaries

$50,605/yr
$45K$77K

Technical Writer

Wipro

$90,380/yr

Range: $61K - $93K

64 salaries

$90,380/yr
$61K$93K

Technical Writer

Google

$105,084/yr

Range: $67K - $190K

48 salaries

$105,084/yr
$67K$190K

Technical Writer

ServiceNow

$67,502/yr

Range: $65K - $70K

42 salaries

$67,502/yr
$65K$70K

Technical Writer

MathWorks

$85,750/yr

Range: $74K - $92K

32 salaries

$85,750/yr
$74K$92K

Technical Writer

Cisco Systems

$121,437/yr

Range: $84K - $121K

21 salaries

$121,437/yr
$84K$121K

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Technical Writer

Amazon

$99,339/yr

Range: $76K - $108K

20 salaries

$99,339/yr
$76K$108K

Technical Writer

Oracle

$82,467/yr

Range: $50K - $168K

20 salaries

$82,467/yr
$50K$168K

Technical Writer

Larsen & Toubro

$52,721/yr

Range: $50K - $74K

19 salaries

$52,721/yr
$50K$74K

Technical Writer

Hewlett-Packard

$68,449/yr

Range: $47K - $114K

17 salaries

$68,449/yr
$47K$114K

Technical Writer - Hourly Contractor

TEKsystems

$39/hr

Range: $19 - $49

17 salaries

$39/hr
$19$49

Technical Writer

SAIC

$61,343/yr

Range: $40K - $106K

16 salaries

$61,343/yr
$40K$106K

Technical Writer

National Instruments

$51,657/yr

Range: $35K - $54K

14 salaries

$51,657/yr
$35K$54K

Technical Writer

Fiserv

$54,904/yr

Range: $28K - $97K

14 salaries

$54,904/yr
$28K$97K

Technical Writer

General Atomics

$64,665/yr

Range: $51K - $89K

13 salaries

$64,665/yr
$51K$89K

Technical Writer - Hourly

RCM Technologies

$23/hr

Range: $18 - $27

13 salaries

$23/hr
$18$27

Technical Writer

General Dynamics Information Technology

$67,000/yr

Range: $48K - $90K

13 salaries

$67,000/yr
$48K$90K

Technical Writer

Boeing

$73,908/yr

Range: $62K - $111K

13 salaries

$73,908/yr
$62K$111K

Technical Writer

Microsoft

$97,717/yr

Range: $88K - $142K

13 salaries

$97,717/yr
$88K$142K
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Recent Salary Reports

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$40
hourly
A Technical Writer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$75,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1 cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$40,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$69,183
per year
A Technical Writer in the Portland, ME Area area reported making $69,183 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Portland, ME Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$50,000
per year
A Technical Documentation Specialist in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$67,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Columbia, SC Area area reported making $67,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Columbia, SC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$54,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Cincinnati, OH Area area reported making $54,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cincinnati, OH Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$62,000
per year
A Technical Illustrator/Writer in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $62,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$33
hourly
A Technical Writer/Editor in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $33 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private