What type of salary can you expect as a tech writer? The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the average hourly wage as $30.00 (with the lowest being $17.00 and the highest being $48.00).  The average annual salary is $63,000 (the lowest $37,000 and the highest $100,000).

The following industries offer the highest paying tech writing jobs:

  • Natural gas distribution
  • Computer manufacturing
  • Wireless telecommunications
  • Electrical and electronics wholesalers
  • Electric power generation

 The states that pay the highest wages for tech writers are:

  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • Washington
  • New Hampshire
  • Washington, DC


Works Cited

Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009: 27-3042 Technical Writers” 14 May 2010. Web. 31 May 2010. <>.