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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 amongst North Carolina 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,180
25th Percentile Wage
$58,390
50th Percentile Wage
$74,350
75th Percentile Wage
$94,240
90th Percentile Wage
$126,250

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 $126,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,180.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.68
25th Percentile Wage
$28.07
50th Percentile Wage
$35.75
75th Percentile Wage
$45.31
90th Percentile Wage
$60.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for technical writers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.70. The median hourly salary is $35.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.68.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of technical writers from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201674,3501.24%9.52%
201573,4305.31%-
201369,5303.25%-
201267,270--

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 $67,250 to $82,250. The highest paying area for technical writers in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $82,250. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $74,030). The lowest paying area is Greensboro-High Point with a median annual salary of $67,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$82,250
Durham-Chapel Hill
$74,030
Greensboro-High Point
$67,250


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