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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 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,450
25th Percentile Wage
$45,690
50th Percentile Wage
$56,790
75th Percentile Wage
$69,960
90th Percentile Wage
$82,320

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 $82,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,450.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.48
25th Percentile Wage
$21.97
50th Percentile Wage
$27.31
75th Percentile Wage
$33.64
90th Percentile Wage
$39.58

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for technical writers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.58. The median hourly salary is $27.31. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.48.

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
201656,790-0.56%8.35%
201557,1104.40%-
201454,6004.41%-
201352,1900.27%-
201252,050--

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 $71,050. The highest paying area for technical writers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $71,050. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $64,780). The lowest paying area is Oshkosh-Neenah with a median annual salary of $45,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$71,050
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$64,780
Fond du Lac
$62,800
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$61,550
Racine
$59,950
Madison
$58,760
Appleton
$57,620
Green Bay
$46,220
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$46,060
Oshkosh-Neenah
$45,280


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