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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Technical Writer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$80,751 / yrTotal Pay
$63,345 / yrBase Pay
$17,406 / yrAdditional Pay

$80,751

 / yr
$23K$300K
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The estimated total pay for a Technical Writer is $80,751 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $63,345 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 $17,406 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. The typical Technical Writer salary is $63,345. Salaries can range from $22,517 - $300,030. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Technical Writer in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $80,751.

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What are some related job titles for Technical Writer?

Some related job titles are Project Manager/Technical Writer Salaries with median pay of $96,869, Senior Technical Writer Salaries with median pay of $112,029, Technical Writer/Editor Salaries with median pay of $85,602, Technical Writing Salaries with median pay of $83,897.

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Apple
4.2

Apple

Technical Writer

$120,433

 /yr
Range: $74K - $157K

$74K

$157K

$74,450 - $156,986 Range

Epic
3.1

Epic

Technical Writer

$56,209

 /yr
Range: $49K - $84K

$49K

$84K

$48,910 - $84,087 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Technical Writer

$116,512

 /yr
Range: $53K - $202K

$53K

$202K

$52,689 - $202,078 Range

Wipro
3.8

Wipro

Technical Writer

$99,250

 /yr
Range: $67K - $102K

$67K

$102K

$67,222 - $101,875 Range

Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Technical Writer

$70,523

 /yr
Range: $42K - $88K

$42K

$88K

$42,211 - $88,107 Range

ServiceNow
4.5

ServiceNow

Technical Writer

$77,294

 /yr
Range: $71K - $108K

$71K

$108K

$70,959 - $107,977 Range

MathWorks
4.3

MathWorks

Technical Writer

$97,303

 /yr
Range: $81K - $134K

$81K

$134K

$80,780 - $133,513 Range

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Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Technical Writer

$106,216

 /yr
Range: $80K - $130K

$80K

$130K

$80,000 - $129,709 Range

SAIC
4.1

SAIC

Technical Writer

$71,666

 /yr
Range: $45K - $121K

$45K

$121K

$45,306 - $121,055 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Technical Writer

$67,461

 /yr
Range: $53K - $94K

$53K

$94K

$52,597 - $93,697 Range

Oracle
3.9

Oracle

Technical Writer

$90,561

 /yr
Range: $55K - $182K

$55K

$182K

$55,190 - $181,644 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Technical Writer

$133,355

 /yr
Range: $69K - $133K

$69K

$133K

$69,108 - $133,355 Range

Medtronic
4.1

Medtronic

Technical Writer

$73,386

 /yr
Range: $61K - $90K

$61K

$90K

$60,899 - $89,729 Range

General Atomics
3.6

General Atomics

Technical Writer

$68,000

 /yr
Range: $60K - $93K

$60K

$93K

$60,000 - $93,162 Range

Fiserv
3.3

Fiserv

Technical Writer

$66,080

 /yr
Range: $31K - $107K

$31K

$107K

$30,704 - $106,729 Range

TEKsystems
4.1

TEKsystems

Technical Writer - Hourly Contractor

$20

$59

$20 - $59 Range

Reynolds and Reynolds
3.5

Reynolds and Reynolds

Technical Writer

$47,065

 /yr
Range: $37K - $61K

$37K

$61K

$37,238 - $60,583 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Technical Writer

$79,920

 /yr
Range: $61K - $122K

$61K

$122K

$60,701 - $121,557 Range

IBM
4.1

IBM

Technical Writer

$101,763

 /yr
Range: $70K - $141K

$70K

$141K

$69,686 - $140,844 Range

Larsen & Toubro
3.7

Larsen & Toubro

Technical Writer

$57,874

 /yr
Range: $55K - $82K

$55K

$82K

$55,326 - $81,595 Range

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$68,572

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$25

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

$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$95,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

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$64,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Technical Writer with less than one year of experience

$56,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$4,000/yr

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

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Stock Bonus$30,000/yr

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

$23

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$69,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$96,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Technical Editor with more than 15 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Technical Writer salaries

The national average salary for a Technical Writer is $68,555 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Technical Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4844 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Technical Writer employees.

The highest salary for a Technical Writer in United States is $103,650 per year.

The lowest salary for a Technical Writer in United States is $45,343 per year.

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