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Technical Writers Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,230
25th Percentile Wage
$38,730
50th Percentile Wage
$47,990
75th Percentile Wage
$57,870
90th Percentile Wage
$64,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,230.

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
$47,990
3.90% 11.31%
2016
$46,120
6.01% -
2015
$43,350
2.86% -
2014
$42,110
-0.43% -
2013
$42,290
-0.64% -
2012
$42,560
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