Technical Writers Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Technical Writers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in the industry sector of retail 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 $89,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $27,580.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-10.40% -3.15%
8.37% -
-1.12% -
7.02% -
-8.46% -
- -

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

The average salaries of technical writers in three industries in the retail 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 electronic shopping and mail-order houses industry with an annual salary $61,480. The lowest paying industry is the motor vehicle and parts dealers industry (annual salary $24,740). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Nonstore Retailers
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers

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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