Technical Writers Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Technical Writers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,660
25th Percentile Wage
$50,240
50th Percentile Wage
$62,300
75th Percentile Wage
$77,930
90th Percentile Wage
$96,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in the industry sector of educational 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 $96,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $38,660.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,300
0.47% 8.30%
2016
$62,010
1.98% -
2015
$60,780
0.39% -
2014
$60,540
2.54% -
2013
$59,000
3.17% -
2012
$57,130
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Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of technical writers in 18 industries in the educational 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 educational support services industry with an annual salary $69,320. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $45,420). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Support Services
$69,320
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$69,320
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$68,180
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$67,860
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$67,700
Educational Services - Privately owned
$67,260
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$62,390
Educational Services
$62,300
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$61,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$60,160
Educational Services - Local government owned
$59,830
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$58,420
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$57,310
Educational Services - State government owned
$56,620
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$56,590
Junior colleges - State government owned
$56,400
Other Schools and Instruction
$45,420
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$45,420

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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