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
$38,700
25th Percentile Wage
$50,960
50th Percentile Wage
$62,010
75th Percentile Wage
$77,280
90th Percentile Wage
$96,240

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 $96,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $38,700.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,0101.98%7.87%
201560,7800.39%-
201460,5402.54%-
201359,0003.17%-
201257,130--

Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of technical writers in 14 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 $69,790. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $56,400). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Support Services
$69,790
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$69,790
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$68,170
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$67,700
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$67,460
Educational Services - Privately owned
$67,420
Educational Services
$62,010
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$61,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$60,510
Educational Services - Local government owned
$59,220
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$57,430
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$57,310
Educational Services - State government owned
$56,410
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$56,400

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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