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|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $101,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $37,850.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of technical writers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of technical writers in 13 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 medical and diagnostic laboratories industry with an annual salary $75,210. The lowest paying industry is the individual and family services industry (annual salary $50,330). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |