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Technical Writers Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,620
25th Percentile Wage
$61,570
50th Percentile Wage
$77,720
75th Percentile Wage
$98,610
90th Percentile Wage
$119,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,620.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.34
25th Percentile Wage
$29.60
50th Percentile Wage
$37.36
75th Percentile Wage
$47.41
90th Percentile Wage
$57.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for technical writers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.59. The median hourly salary is $37.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.34.

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
201677,7200.71%-8.47%
201577,170-4.74%-
201480,8307.97%-
201374,390-13.32%-
201284,300--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of technical writers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of technical writers in state of Washington ranges from $48,510 to $82,740. The highest paying area for technical writers in Washington is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $82,740. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $80,950). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $48,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bremerton-Silverdale
$82,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$80,950
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$80,950
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$80,020
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$74,990
Tacoma
$56,880
Spokane
$48,510


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