Technical Writers Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Technical Writers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,260
25th Percentile Wage
$55,900
50th Percentile Wage
$71,090
75th Percentile Wage
$86,690
90th Percentile Wage
$103,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $103,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $40,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of technical writers in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,090-3.07%3.38%
201573,2702.70%-
201471,290-2.50%-
201373,0705.99%-
201268,690--

Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of technical writers in nine industries in the wholesale trade 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 household appliances and electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $76,860. The lowest paying industry is the miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $47,010). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$76,860
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$74,940
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$73,770
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$71,610
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$70,470
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$70,470
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$70,240
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$60,930
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$47,010

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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