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Wages for Technical Writers in UNITED STATES

Location Pay Period 2018
Low Median High
United States Hourly $20.73 $34.54 $55.26
United States Yearly $43,110 $71,850 $114,930
California Hourly $25.68 $41.95 $67.54
California Yearly $53,410 $87,260 $140,480
Washington Hourly $26.93 $41.12 $59.86
Washington Yearly $56,020 $85,520 $124,500
Massachusetts Hourly $26.89 $40.55 $61.43
Massachusetts Yearly $55,930 $84,340 $127,770
District of Columbia Hourly $25.19 $40.51 $57.49
District of Columbia Yearly $52,400 $84,270 $119,580
New Jersey Hourly $24.92 $38.57 $60.63
New Jersey Yearly $51,840 $80,230 $126,110
Virginia Hourly $25.32 $38.57 $61.20
Virginia Yearly $52,670 $80,230 $127,300
Maryland Hourly $24.57 $37.63 $54.40
Maryland Yearly $51,100 $78,280 $113,150
Connecticut Hourly $25.14 $37.62 $54.51
Connecticut Yearly $52,280 $78,250 $113,390
Colorado Hourly $24.96 $36.94 $51.52
Colorado Yearly $51,920 $76,830 $107,170
Georgia Hourly $22.14 $35.64 $50.31
Georgia Yearly $46,060 $74,130 $104,650
North Carolina Hourly $22.53 $35.45 $52.96
North Carolina Yearly $46,870 $73,740 $110,150
New York Hourly $21.33 $34.79 $55.32
New York Yearly $44,360 $72,360 $115,060
Vermont Hourly $21.11 $34.39 $57.04
Vermont Yearly $43,910 $71,530 $118,640
Louisiana Hourly $16.37 $34.30 $47.59
Louisiana Yearly $34,040 $71,350 $98,990
Texas Hourly $20.74 $34.14 $51.97
Texas Yearly $43,150 $71,020 $108,100
New Mexico Hourly $19.99 $34.09 $48.69
New Mexico Yearly $41,580 $70,910 $101,270
Arizona Hourly $20.81 $33.94 $46.88
Arizona Yearly $43,290 $70,590 $97,510
Delaware Hourly $21.68 $33.42 $54.96
Delaware Yearly $45,090 $69,510 $114,310
New Hampshire Hourly $22.54 $33.30 $57.76
New Hampshire Yearly $46,880 $69,260 $120,130
Pennsylvania Hourly $19.97 $33.13 $48.83
Pennsylvania Yearly $41,550 $68,900 $101,560
Alabama Hourly $20.49 $33.02 $47.84
Alabama Yearly $42,630 $68,680 $99,500
South Carolina Hourly $19.80 $32.80 $44.65
South Carolina Yearly $41,190 $68,220 $92,870
Oregon Hourly $20.41 $32.69 $47.76
Oregon Yearly $42,460 $67,990 $99,350
Alaska Hourly $24.88 $32.66 $47.25
Alaska Yearly $51,760 $67,940 $98,290
Illinois Hourly $19.73 $32.47 $49.98
Illinois Yearly $41,040 $67,550 $103,960
Michigan Hourly $18.42 $31.97 $47.80
Michigan Yearly $38,320 $66,510 $99,410
Indiana Hourly $20.07 $31.63 $43.69
Indiana Yearly $41,750 $65,790 $90,870
Wyoming Hourly $24.56 $31.59 $38.36
Wyoming Yearly $51,090 $65,700 $79,790
Tennessee Hourly $20.24 $31.33 $46.36
Tennessee Yearly $42,100 $65,170 $96,430
Idaho Hourly $16.95 $31.18 $40.86
Idaho Yearly $35,250 $64,850 $84,980
Utah Hourly $19.44 $31.08 $46.60
Utah Yearly $40,430 $64,650 $96,930
Nevada Hourly $20.67 $30.90 $45.13
Nevada Yearly $42,990 $64,270 $93,880
Minnesota Hourly $19.50 $30.63 $48.50
Minnesota Yearly $40,560 $63,710 $100,890
Rhode Island Hourly $20.14 $30.19 $47.99
Rhode Island Yearly $41,890 $62,800 $99,810
Ohio Hourly $18.30 $29.75 $43.69
Ohio Yearly $38,070 $61,870 $90,870
Florida Hourly $16.31 $29.72 $44.90
Florida Yearly $33,920 $61,810 $93,390
Maine Hourly $21.03 $29.56 $45.45
Maine Yearly $43,750 $61,490 $94,540
Mississippi Hourly $20.87 $29.21 $37.88
Mississippi Yearly $43,420 $60,750 $78,780
Kansas Hourly $18.75 $28.83 $43.16
Kansas Yearly $38,990 $59,970 $89,770
Kentucky Hourly $20.18 $28.83 $51.90
Kentucky Yearly $41,980 $59,970 $107,950
Nebraska Hourly $17.88 $28.41 $43.21
Nebraska Yearly $37,200 $59,080 $89,870
Wisconsin Hourly $19.46 $28.11 $38.73
Wisconsin Yearly $40,470 $58,460 $80,570
Hawaii Hourly $19.13 $28.02 $45.81
Hawaii Yearly $39,790 $58,280 $95,280
Missouri Hourly $16.78 $27.04 $44.28
Missouri Yearly $34,910 $56,250 $92,090
Oklahoma Hourly $16.36 $26.88 $40.19
Oklahoma Yearly $34,040 $55,910 $83,600
Arkansas Hourly $19.76 $26.20 $45.46
Arkansas Yearly $41,100 $54,490 $94,550
Montana Hourly $15.86 $25.71 $38.72
Montana Yearly $33,000 $53,490 $80,540
Iowa Hourly $17.68 $25.45 $39.06
Iowa Yearly $36,770 $52,930 $81,240
South Dakota Hourly $15.18 $23.63 $34.06
South Dakota Yearly $31,580 $49,140 $70,850
North Dakota Hourly $16.93 $23.52 $45.05
North Dakota Yearly $35,210 $48,930 $93,700
Puerto Rico Hourly $11.03 $19.98 $36.79
Puerto Rico Yearly $22,940 $41,560 $76,520
West Virginia Hourly $13.62 $17.84 $28.59
West Virginia Yearly $28,340 $37,110 $59,470
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Northern Mariana Islands Hourly N/A N/A N/A
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Occupation Description
Technical Writers

Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.

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