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Technical Writers Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of technical writers in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare technical writers salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Technical Writers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,360
25th Percentile Wage
$52,710
50th Percentile Wage
$66,500
75th Percentile Wage
$82,960
90th Percentile Wage
$112,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $112,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid technical writers is $39,360.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,5002.87%24.59%
201564,5903.28%-
201462,470-1.18%-
201363,21020.66%-
201250,150--

Compare Technical Writers Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of technical writers in six industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 civic and social organizations industry with an annual salary $73,520. The lowest paying industry is the social advocacy organizations industry (annual salary $60,560). For detailed technical writers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Civic and Social Organizations
$73,520
Grantmaking and Giving Services
$70,690
Repair and Maintenance
$70,250
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$65,960
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$62,510
Social Advocacy Organizations
$60,560

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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