The average pay for a Technical Writer is $54,970 per year.
|Salary||$47,663 - $62,482|
|Total Cash Compensation||$48,297 - $63,554|
|Long Term Incentive||$4300|
|Total Compensation||$52,597 - $67,854|
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Job Description for Technical Writer
Creates and publishes technical documentations and manuals. Collects and interprets technical data or information and coordinates layout for publication. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a manager. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. Typically requires 0-2 years of related experience.
Technical Writer Tasks
- Write, publish and maintain high-quality help content and user interface (UI) messaging.
- Manage the production and publishing of documentation.
- Collaborate with Engineers, Product Managers, Developer Relations and UX designers.
- Identify user needs, use cases and metrics to focus priorities.
- Write, edit and properly position white papers, presentations, think pieces and other content for a variety of internal and external audiences.
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer
Pay by Experience for a Technical Writer has a positive trend. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An entry/beginning career Technical Writer with less than 2 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on a review of 540 salaries. An intermediate/developing career Technical Writer with 2 to 4 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on a review of 1,080 salaries. An experienced/senior career Technical Writer with 4 to 7 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on a review of 2,160 salaries. An expert/specialist Technical Writer with more than 7 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on a review of 1,440 salaries.
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Technical Writer Advice
--George Gopen and Judith Swan The Science of Scientific Writing
‘What do you write?’
‘Mainly records of experiments and field trials.’
‘And do you enjoy writing?’
‘No, I absolutely loathe it.’
‘Because it’s just going to sit in a dusty folder somewhere and no one will ever read it.’