Your degree doesn’t dictate your future salary, but it is a strong indicator.
After graduation, technical writing graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $73,586, while the bottom 20% make closer to $24,269. The median grad salary is $42,259.
Technical Writing graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in technical writing is $34,443, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $41,387.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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