Technical writer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Technical writer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $87,260
Massachusetts $84,340
Washington $85,520
District of Columbia $84,270
Maryland $80,130
Virginia $80,230
New Jersey $80,230
Connecticut $78,250
Colorado $76,830
Kentucky $71,610
Delaware $69,510
New Mexico $70,910
New York $72,360
North Carolina $73,740
New Hampshire $69,260
Georgia $74,130
Texas $71,020
Vermont $71,530
Arizona $64,763
Alaska $67,940
Michigan $66,510
Oregon $67,990
Alabama $63,218
Louisiana $71,350
Mississippi $60,750
Rhode Island $62,800
Indiana $62,785
South Carolina $68,220
Minnesota $63,710
Utah $64,650
Pennsylvania $61,022
Tennessee $65,170
Nevada $64,270
Idaho $58,996
Maine $61,490
Wyoming $65,700
Ohio $61,870
Florida $61,810
Hawaii $58,280
Kansas $59,970
Arkansas $54,490
Iowa $57,060
Nebraska $59,080
Wisconsin $58,460
Missouri $56,250
Illinois $53,693
Oklahoma $55,910
North Dakota $48,930
Montana $53,490
South Dakota $49,140
Puerto Rico $41,560
West Virginia $37,110

How do technical writer salaries compare to similar careers?

Technical writers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than computer systems administrators but more than copywriters.

Career Median Salary
Computer systems administrator salary $75K
Server administrator salary $44K
UX designer salary $65K
Web developer salary $69K
Online merchant salary $71K
Technical writer salary $70K
Author salary $62K
Disaster recovery specialist salary $41K
Television writer salary $62K
Copywriter salary $62K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)