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Technical Writers Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of technical writers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare technical writers salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Technical Writers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,220
25th Percentile Wage
$49,860
50th Percentile Wage
$65,900
75th Percentile Wage
$80,340
90th Percentile Wage
$99,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $99,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $39,220.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,900
1.68% 11.68%
2016
$64,790
-3.16% -
2015
$66,840
9.22% -
2014
$60,680
-1.35% -
2013
$61,500
5.37% -
2012
$58,200
- -

Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of technical writers in five industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $69,880. The lowest paying industry is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry (annual salary $37,900). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$69,880
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$68,050
Performing Arts Companies
$51,100
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$37,900
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$37,900

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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