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Technical Writers Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for technical writers in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of technical writers amongst Alabama metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Technical Writers in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,560
25th Percentile Wage
$51,190
50th Percentile Wage
$62,340
75th Percentile Wage
$78,520
90th Percentile Wage
$94,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,560.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.98
25th Percentile Wage
$24.61
50th Percentile Wage
$29.97
75th Percentile Wage
$37.75
90th Percentile Wage
$45.31

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for technical writers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.31. The median hourly salary is $29.97. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.98.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of technical writers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,3404.14%12.48%
201559,7602.31%-
201458,380-0.27%-
201358,5406.80%-
201254,560--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Technical Writers in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of technical writers in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of technical writers in state of Alabama ranges from $52,720 to $66,150. The highest paying area for technical writers in Alabama is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $66,150. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Montgomery (mean annual salary $63,020). The lowest paying area is Anniston-Oxford with a median annual salary of $52,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntsville
$66,150
Montgomery
$63,020
Birmingham-Hoover
$59,740
Mobile
$58,410
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$57,190
Anniston-Oxford
$52,720



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