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Technical Writers Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,600
25th Percentile Wage
$51,780
50th Percentile Wage
$66,780
75th Percentile Wage
$83,620
90th Percentile Wage
$103,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,600.

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
$66,780
0.39% -1.12%
2016
$66,520
-0.98% -
2015
$67,170
-5.36% -
2014
$70,770
3.08% -
2013
$68,590
1.55% -
2012
$67,530
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of technical writers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of technical writers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $40,600 to $84,990. The highest paying area for technical writers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $84,990. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $79,060). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $40,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$84,990
Newark-Union
$79,060
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$74,220
Reading
$67,530
Lancaster
$67,120
State College
$65,850
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$63,710
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$62,860
Pittsburgh
$60,660
York-Hanover
$59,220
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,100
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$47,990
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$40,600




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