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Technical Writers Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for technical writers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of technical writers amongst Michigan 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,660
25th Percentile Wage
$49,960
50th Percentile Wage
$64,210
75th Percentile Wage
$81,470
90th Percentile Wage
$94,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,660.

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
$64,210
-3.85% 9.92%
2016
$66,680
2.37% -
2015
$65,100
4.90% -
2014
$61,910
3.89% -
2013
$59,500
2.79% -
2012
$57,840
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of technical writers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of technical writers in state of Michigan ranges from $37,660 to $71,180. The highest paying area for technical writers in Michigan is Detroit-Warren-Livonia with a median annual salary of $71,180. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills (mean annual salary $64,470). The lowest paying area is Flint with a median annual salary of $37,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$71,180
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$64,470
Ann Arbor
$60,780
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$60,640
Lansing-East Lansing
$60,240
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$56,660
Niles-Benton Harbor
$53,100
Holland-Grand Haven
$52,120
Kalamazoo-Portage
$45,990
Flint
$37,660




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