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Technical Writers Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,160
25th Percentile Wage
$57,380
50th Percentile Wage
$72,390
75th Percentile Wage
$91,930
90th Percentile Wage
$114,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $114,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,160.

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
$72,390
-2.71% 7.07%
2016
$74,350
1.24% -
2015
$73,430
5.31% -
2013
$69,530
3.25% -
2012
$67,270
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Technical Writers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of technical writers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of technical writers in state of North Carolina ranges from $28,920 to $78,060. The highest paying area for technical writers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $78,060. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $75,710). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$78,060
Raleigh-Cary
$75,710
Rocky Mount
$71,140
Wilmington
$70,470
Greensboro-High Point
$70,070
Winston-Salem
$65,770
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,890
Asheville
$52,550
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$28,920




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