Technical Writers Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of technical writers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare technical writers salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Technical Writers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,880
25th Percentile Wage
$46,940
50th Percentile Wage
$62,250
75th Percentile Wage
$82,480
90th Percentile Wage
$100,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $100,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $36,880.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,250
-3.12% -0.08%
2016
$64,190
-2.09% -
2015
$65,530
-0.24% -
2014
$65,690
5.82% -
2013
$61,870
-0.70% -
2012
$62,300
- -

Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of technical writers in 20 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $77,200. The lowest paying industry is the community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services industry (annual salary $47,050). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$77,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$72,820
Hospitals - Privately owned
$72,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$71,810
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$71,250
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$70,250
Outpatient Care Centers
$70,050
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$69,540
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$68,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$68,050
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$67,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$62,010
Hospitals - State government owned
$61,620
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$58,230
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$56,550
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$56,550
Child Day Care Services
$54,600
Social Assistance
$50,880
Individual and Family Services
$50,780
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$47,050

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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