The salary statistics of technical writers in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare technical writers salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$42,960|
|25th Percentile Wage||$54,950|
|50th Percentile Wage||$71,290|
|75th Percentile Wage||$89,650|
|90th Percentile Wage||$106,590|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. 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 $106,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $42,960.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of technical writers in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of technical writers in 14 industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 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 remediation and other waste management services industry with an annual salary $76,310. The lowest paying industry is the investigation, guard, and armored car services industry (annual salary $42,140). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Remediation and Other Waste Management Services|| |
|Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Waste Treatment and Disposal|| |
|Employment Services|| |
|Temporary Help Services|| |
|Administrative and Support Services|| |
|Security Systems Services|| |
|Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services|| |
|Business Support Services|| |
|Other Support Services|| |
|Office Administrative Services|| |
|Investigation and Security Services|| |
|Telephone Call Centers|| |
|Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .