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Technical Writers Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,080
25th Percentile Wage
$46,200
50th Percentile Wage
$58,860
75th Percentile Wage
$72,960
90th Percentile Wage
$83,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,080.

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
$58,860
3.52% 11.57%
2016
$56,790
-0.56% -
2015
$57,110
4.40% -
2014
$54,600
4.41% -
2013
$52,190
0.27% -
2012
$52,050
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of technical writers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of technical writers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $45,280 to $73,350. The highest paying area for technical writers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $73,350. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Madison (mean annual salary $65,080). The lowest paying area is Oshkosh-Neenah with a median annual salary of $45,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$73,350
Madison
$65,080
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$64,830
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$63,220
Fond du Lac
$62,800
Racine
$61,690
Wausau
$60,570
Appleton
$57,620
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$54,420
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$47,760
Green Bay
$46,910
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$46,390
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$46,060
Oshkosh-Neenah
$45,280




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