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Technical Writers Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,370
25th Percentile Wage
$54,050
50th Percentile Wage
$73,000
75th Percentile Wage
$93,460
90th Percentile Wage
$122,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,370.

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
$73,000
1.10% 9.81%
2016
$72,200
-9.46% -
2015
$79,030
6.05% -
2014
$74,250
2.36% -
2013
$72,500
9.19% -
2012
$65,840
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Technical Writers in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of technical writers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of technical writers in state of New York ranges from $59,460 to $83,350. The highest paying area for technical writers in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $83,350. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Syracuse (mean annual salary $78,270). The lowest paying area is Rochester with a median annual salary of $59,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$83,350
Syracuse
$78,270
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$77,810
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$68,670
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$66,220
Nassau-Suffolk
$66,040
Binghamton
$63,260
Rochester
$59,460




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