Average Base Pay
32.7% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Technical Writers role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $43,850. A Technical Writers candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $53,580. A person in a mid-career Technical Writers role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $68,010 a year. Technical Writers with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $82,950. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Technical Writers role’s annual salary averages $95,980 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Technical Writers position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $68,010 higher than the national average for Technical Writers positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Technical Writers roles that can advance both internally and with another company.