Technical Writers Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Technical Writers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,150
25th Percentile Wage
$53,930
50th Percentile Wage
$69,120
75th Percentile Wage
$96,810
90th Percentile Wage
$119,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in the industry sector of construction. 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 $119,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $41,150.

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 construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,120
-1.22% 10.85%
2016
$69,960
-8.59% -
2015
$75,970
16.14% -
2014
$63,710
5.38% -
2013
$60,280
-2.22% -
2012
$61,620
- -

Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of technical writers in six industries in the construction 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 plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors industry with an annual salary $98,050. The lowest paying industry is the other building equipment contractors industry (annual salary $70,220). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$98,050
Building Equipment Contractors
$79,300
Specialty Trade Contractors
$77,230
Nonresidential Building Construction
$71,910
Construction of Buildings
$70,630
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$70,220

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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