Technical Writers Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for technical writers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of technical writers among Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,520
25th Percentile Wage
$53,210
50th Percentile Wage
$68,460
75th Percentile Wage
$86,370
90th Percentile Wage
$102,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.96
25th Percentile Wage
$25.58
50th Percentile Wage
$32.90
75th Percentile Wage
$41.53
90th Percentile Wage
$49.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for technical writers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.47. The median hourly salary is $32.90. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.96.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of technical writers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,4601.53%8.66%
201567,4100.12%-
201467,3302.36%-
201365,7404.88%-
201262,530--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of technical writers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of technical writers in state of Texas ranges from $45,030 to $74,000. The highest paying area for technical writers in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $74,000. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $72,480). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $45,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$74,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$72,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$71,030
Fort Worth-Arlington
$65,730
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$60,990
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$59,050
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$57,200
Corpus Christi
$56,490
Lubbock
$45,030



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