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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Vocational Rehabilitation Services|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Child Day Care Services|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .