Technical writer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Technical writer salary by state

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

How do technical writer salaries compare to similar careers?

Technical writers earn about the same as related careers in Kansas. On average, they make less than hydroelectric plant technicians but more than drafters.

Career Median Salary
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $69K
Copywriter salary $57K
Bioinformatics scientist salary $60K
Author salary $56K
Television writer salary $52K
Technical writer salary $60K
Editor salary $49K
Audio and video equipment technician salary $46K
Journalist salary $45K
Drafter salary $50K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)