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How much does a Technical Writer make in the United States?

Average Technical Writer Hourly Wage in the United States

Technical Writers earn a median hourly wage of $33.77. Hourly wages typically start from $20.00 and go up to $53.95.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Technical Writer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Technical Writer Earnings

The highest earning Technical Writers in the United States earn:

$53.95
an hour
- per year
Senior Technical Writer Earnings

Senior Technical Writers in the United States earn:

$43.61
an hour
- per year
Experienced Technical Writer Earnings

Experienced Technical Writers in the United States earn:

$33.77
an hour
$64,900
per year
Junior Technical Writer Earnings

Junior Technical Writers in the United States earn:

$25.87
an hour
- per year
Starting Technical Writer Earnings

Starting Technical Writers in the United States earn:

$20.00
an hour
- per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Technical Writer salary comparison

Technical Writers earn more than 89% percent of Journalism & Writing careers. Technical Writer salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

Technical Writer Salary $70k
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Author Salary $60k
Editor Salary $56k
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Historical salary for Technical Writers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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