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Technical Writers Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for technical writers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of technical writers among Kentucky metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Technical Writers in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,250
25th Percentile Wage
$46,710
50th Percentile Wage
$58,090
75th Percentile Wage
$73,750
90th Percentile Wage
$96,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of technical writers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,090
-3.74% 12.02%
2016
$60,260
-3.77% -
2015
$62,530
-2.22% -
2014
$63,920
9.81% -
2013
$57,650
11.34% -
2012
$51,110
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Technical Writers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of technical writers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of technical writers in state of Kentucky ranges from $51,420 to $60,850. The highest paying area for technical writers in Kentucky is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $60,850. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $55,090). The lowest paying area is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $51,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$60,850
Lexington-Fayette
$55,090
Louisville-Jefferson County
$51,420




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