Technical Writers Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of technical writers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare technical writers salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Technical Writers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,850
25th Percentile Wage
$73,380
50th Percentile Wage
$92,480
75th Percentile Wage
$112,630
90th Percentile Wage
$129,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) technical writers is $129,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $92,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $57,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,480
-0.91% 10.69%
2016
$93,320
6.07% -
2015
$87,660
5.65% -
2014
$82,710
0.69% -
2013
$82,140
-0.55% -
2012
$82,590
- -

Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of technical writers in three industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for technical writers occupations is the nuclear electric power generation industry with an annual salary $96,420. The lowest paying industry is the electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry (annual salary $91,480). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$96,420
Utilities
$92,480
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$91,480

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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