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4,048 Technical Writer Salaries

Technical Writers earn $64,000 annually on average, or $31 per hour, which is 5% more than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Technical Writers work for IRS at $140,000 annually while the lowest paid Technical Writers work for University of Wisconsin earning approximately $26,000 each year.

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$67K L-3's Average Technical Writer Salary (34 salaries)

+$3K (4%) more than national average Technical Writer salary ($64K)
-$4K (5%) less than average L-3 salary ($71K)
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+$3K (4%) more than average L-3 Technical Writer salary ($67K)
"With all my experience, I believe that any company tries to get a new Technical Writer for less than they can afford."
-$3K (4%) less than average L-3 Technical Writer salary ($67K)
"I feel that my pay is slightly below average but a salary that I am happy with."
+$3K (4%) more than average L-3 Technical Writer salary ($67K)
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$63K Raytheon's Average Technical Writer Salary (17 salaries)

-$1K (1%) less than national average Technical Writer salary ($64K)
-$12K (17%) less than average Raytheon salary ($75K)
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-$7K (11%) less than average Raytheon Technical Writer salary ($63K)
"I believe for an entry level position, I made an amount that satisfied the market value."
-$18K (33%) less than average Raytheon Technical Writer salary ($63K)
"I feel the pay is equivalent to what a first time technical writer should be making."
+$8K (11%) more than average Raytheon Technical Writer salary ($63K)
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$64K RCM Technologies' Average Technical Writer Salary (6 salaries)

Equal to national average Technical Writer salary ($64K)
+$3K (4%) more than average RCM Technologies salary ($61K)
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+$30K (37%) more than average RCM Technologies Technical Writer salary ($64K)
"I am underpaid - I work along side more junior personnel and have found I charge almost half they are making and their projects aren't as heavy and high priority as mine."
+$30K (37%) more than average RCM Technologies Technical Writer salary ($64K)
"I am currently being underpaid."
-$22K (41%) less than average RCM Technologies Technical Writer salary ($64K)
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$63K Northrop Grumman's Average Technical Writer Salary (40 salaries)

-$1K (1%) less than national average Technical Writer salary ($64K)
-$12K (17%) less than average Northrop Grumman salary ($75K)
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-$10K (17%) less than average Northrop Grumman Technical Writer salary ($63K)
"I started my job with Northrop Grumman 3% less than what I was making when I got laid off. I think the pay was average."
-$3K (4%) less than average Northrop Grumman Technical Writer salary ($63K)
+$27K (35%) more than average Northrop Grumman Technical Writer salary ($63K)
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$66K Cisco Systems' Average Technical Writer Salary (29 salaries)

+$2K (3%) more than national average Technical Writer salary ($64K)
-$25K (31%) less than average Cisco Systems salary ($91K)
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+$34K (40%) more than average Cisco Systems Technical Writer salary ($66K)
"I am being paid in the middle of what my colleagues receive."
+$34K (40%) more than average Cisco Systems Technical Writer salary ($66K)
+$24K (30%) more than average Cisco Systems Technical Writer salary ($66K)
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$63K General Dynamics' Average Technical Writer Salary (16 salaries)

-$1K (1%) less than national average Technical Writer salary ($64K)
-$9K (13%) less than average General Dynamics salary ($72K)
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+$22K (29%) more than average General Dynamics Technical Writer salary ($63K)
"Once again, it is the job itself which dictates the salary. I am underemployed in this job. I can do more and carry more responsibility."
+$15K (21%) more than average General Dynamics Technical Writer salary ($63K)
+$18K (25%) more than average General Dynamics Technical Writer salary ($63K)
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$65K Insight Global's Average Technical Writer Salary (6 salaries)

+$1K (1%) more than national average Technical Writer salary ($64K)
+$24K (45%) more than average Insight Global salary ($41K)
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+$29K (36%) more than average Insight Global Technical Writer salary ($65K)
"There are so many factors to consider, temp vs perm, benefits vs none, commute times and costs so that an actual hourly or even annual rate has very little meaning."
-$5K (8%) less than average Insight Global Technical Writer salary ($65K)
+$6K (8%) more than average Insight Global Technical Writer salary ($65K)
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$64K Tyler Technologies' Average Technical Writer Salary (5 salaries)

Equal to national average Technical Writer salary ($64K)
+$3K (4%) more than average Tyler Technologies salary ($61K)
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+$2K (3%) more than average Tyler Technologies Technical Writer salary ($64K)
"The salary was not at market value. However, there was an opportunity to get a raise annually."
-$3K (4%) less than average Tyler Technologies Technical Writer salary ($64K)
-$26K (50%) less than average Tyler Technologies Technical Writer salary ($64K)
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$61K URS's Average Technical Writer Salary (3 salaries)

-$3K (4%) less than national average Technical Writer salary ($64K)
-$9K (13%) less than average URS salary ($70K)
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-$13K (23%) less than average URS Technical Writer salary ($61K)
"The pay was good, but being paid equal to the title but having more responsibilities. My manager would come to me because she knew the work would get done right the first time and in a timely manner. Doing special projects because others would not put the effort because they did not want to do extra or learn. I did everything for the experience. I am the kind of person that jumps up to help and they expected more from me. I held meeting and trained other individuals, reports and reviews."
+$13K (19%) more than average URS Technical Writer salary ($61K)
+$20K (28%) more than average URS Technical Writer salary ($61K)

$65K Delta Dental's Average Technical Writer Salary (3 salaries)

+$1K (1%) more than national average Technical Writer salary ($64K)
+$10K (16%) more than average Delta Dental salary ($55K)
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-$13K (22%) less than average Delta Dental Technical Writer salary ($65K)
"My job title is not a full representation of what I do. I also develop website and user interfaces for our clients. I would say underpaid."
+$5K (7%) more than average Delta Dental Technical Writer salary ($65K)
-$5K (8%) less than average Delta Dental Technical Writer salary ($65K)
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