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Technical Writers Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for technical writers in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of technical writers among Florida 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,460
25th Percentile Wage
$51,290
50th Percentile Wage
$63,030
75th Percentile Wage
$77,940
90th Percentile Wage
$97,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of technical writers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,030
2.36% 6.73%
2016
$61,540
3.61% -
2015
$59,320
-1.64% -
2014
$60,290
1.82% -
2013
$59,190
0.68% -
2012
$58,790
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of technical writers in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of technical writers in state of Florida ranges from $54,270 to $79,570. The highest paying area for technical writers in Florida is Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent with a median annual salary of $79,570. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Jacksonville (mean annual salary $78,420). The lowest paying area is Tallahassee with a median annual salary of $54,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$79,570
Jacksonville
$78,420
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$73,640
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$67,430
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$65,050
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$63,400
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$61,450
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$60,880
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$59,700
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$58,440
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$57,240
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$56,600
Port St Lucie
$56,000
Tallahassee
$54,270




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