Technical Writers Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

The salary statistics of technical writers in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare technical writers salaries in different industries within the transportation and warehousing 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 transportation and warehousing. 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 $98,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $41,200.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
0.95% 14.71%
4.76% -
3.09% -
-1.85% -
8.41% -
- -

Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of technical writers in twelve industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 scheduled air transportation industry with an annual salary $73,500. The lowest paying industry is the warehousing and storage industry (annual salary $47,380). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scheduled Air Transportation
Air Transportation
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
Rail Transportation
Rail Transportation
Support Activities for Transportation
Support Activities for Air Transportation
Freight Transportation Arrangement
Couriers and Messengers
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
Warehousing and Storage
Warehousing and Storage

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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