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Technical Writers Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

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.

Average Annual Salary of Technical Writers

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,290
2.37% 5.82%
2016
$69,600
-0.99% -
2015
$70,290
0.98% -
2014
$69,600
-0.78% -
2013
$70,140
4.28% -
2012
$67,140
- -

Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

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
$76,310
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$74,150
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$73,320
Employment Services
$72,830
Temporary Help Services
$72,670
Administrative and Support Services
$71,150
Security Systems Services
$67,590
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$67,280
Business Support Services
$65,030
Other Support Services
$63,920
Office Administrative Services
$63,670
Investigation and Security Services
$57,210
Telephone Call Centers
$53,030
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
$42,140

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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