Technical Writers Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

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

Average Annual Salary of Technical Writers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,300
25th Percentile Wage
$52,290
50th Percentile Wage
$64,360
75th Percentile Wage
$79,000
90th Percentile Wage
$97,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in the industry sector of finance and insurance. 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 $97,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $42,300.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201664,3601.40%10.41%
201563,4601.51%-
201462,5003.95%-
201360,0303.95%-
201257,660--

Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of technical writers in twelve industries in the finance and insurance 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 securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities industry with an annual salary $72,430. The lowest paying industry is the activities related to credit intermediation industry (annual salary $59,570). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$72,430
Other Financial Investment Activities
$72,020
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$68,850
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$67,980
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$63,890
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$63,810
Insurance Carriers
$63,780
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$63,550
Depository Credit Intermediation
$62,630
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$62,580
Other Insurance Related Activities
$62,540
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$59,570

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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