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Technical Writers Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,870
25th Percentile Wage
$43,920
50th Percentile Wage
$57,780
75th Percentile Wage
$73,280
90th Percentile Wage
$92,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,870.

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
$57,780
-5.71% -5.80%
2016
$61,080
-5.03% -
2015
$64,150
-2.45% -
2014
$65,720
6.07% -
2013
$61,730
0.97% -
2012
$61,130
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of technical writers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of technical writers in state of Missouri ranges from $47,560 to $63,570. The highest paying area for technical writers in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $63,570. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $58,420). The lowest paying area is Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$63,570
Kansas City
$58,420
Columbia
$54,510
Springfield
$52,550
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$48,780
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$47,560




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