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
Virginia $80,230
New Jersey $80,230
Connecticut $78,250
Colorado $76,830
Maryland $78,280
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
Kentucky $59,970
Pennsylvania $68,900
Arizona $70,590
Illinois $67,550
Michigan $66,510
Oregon $67,990
Louisiana $71,350
Mississippi $60,750
Rhode Island $62,800
South Carolina $68,220
Minnesota $63,710
Utah $64,650
Tennessee $65,170
Nevada $64,270
Indiana $65,790
Maine $61,490
Wyoming $65,700
Ohio $61,870
Florida $61,810
Hawaii $58,280
Kansas $59,970
Idaho $64,850
Arkansas $54,490
Nebraska $59,080
Wisconsin $58,460
Missouri $56,250
Oklahoma $55,910
Iowa $52,930
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 live sound engineers but more than content managers.

Career Median Salary
Live sound engineer salary $31K
Computer systems analyst salary $55K
Web developer salary $47K
Games artist salary $51K
Data analyst salary $44K
Technical writer salary $49K
Desktop publisher salary $33K
Photojournalist salary $36K
Search marketing strategist salary $49K
Content manager salary $40K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)