How much can I make as a Technical Writer? I get asked this question by students considering moving into this field or tech writers who want to compare their earnings with their peers.
To put potential career earnings into perspective, oDesk reports that freelance writing jobs, including technical writing, business writing, and article writing, have become part of the growing demand for online jobs.
Canadians are paid the highest, earning an average of $13.68/hour. US writers, charge an average of $11.31/hour. These writers work at home and set their own rates and hours.
Indeed.com highlights that “Technical Writer salaries for job postings nationwide are 5% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide.”
Average Salary of Technical Writers
Business Analyst $74,000
Documentation Specialist $59,000
Junior Technical Writer $46,000
Programmer Writer $76,000
Request For Proposal Writer $59,000
Senior Technical Writer $77,000
Technical Writer $61,000
Technical Writer Contract $68,000
Technical Writer Editor $60,000
Salary.com has provided us with these salary figures.