Technical writer salary in United States
How much does a Technical Writer make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a technical writer is $34.10 per hour in the United States and $1,800 cash bonus per year.2.2k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Technical Writers
Journalism Degree(earn +35.19% more)
The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 20.42% since 2018. Technical Writers with this skill earn +35.19% more than the average base salary, which is $34.10 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this skill||Change from previous year|
|2012||1750||increase by 1750|
|2013||4161||increase by 137.77%|
|2014||5091||increase by 22.35%|
|2015||2511||decrease by 50.68%|
|2016||2840||increase by 13.10%|
|2017||1913||decrease by 32.64%|
|2018||1538||decrease by 19.60%|
|2019||1224||decrease by 20.42%|
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Technical Writers
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Referral program
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased on 258 ratings
66% of Technical Writers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.
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