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
$42,880
25th Percentile Wage
$53,290
50th Percentile Wage
$66,850
75th Percentile Wage
$81,650
90th Percentile Wage
$99,390

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 $99,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $42,880.

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 finance and insurance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,850
3.72% 13.75%
2016
$64,360
1.40% -
2015
$63,460
1.51% -
2014
$62,500
3.95% -
2013
$60,030
3.95% -
2012
$57,660
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Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of technical writers in 16 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 other nondepository credit intermediation industry with an annual salary $74,530. 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
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$74,530
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$73,940
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$72,290
Other Financial Investment Activities
$72,020
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$69,050
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$67,330
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$66,290
Insurance Carriers
$66,020
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$65,590
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$65,310
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$63,580
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$62,760
Depository Credit Intermediation
$62,630
Other Insurance Related Activities
$61,500
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$60,820
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$59,570

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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