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Contract Technical Writer Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $104,000 $8,666 $2,000 $50
75th Percentile $98,500 $8,208 $1,894 $47
Average $73,541 $6,128 $1,414 $35
25th Percentile $49,500 $4,125 $951 $24
$36,500 - $42,999
18% of jobs
$43,000 - $49,499
7% of jobs
$49,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$49,500 - $55,999
16% of jobs
$56,000 - $62,499
1% of jobs
$62,500 - $68,999
3% of jobs
The average salary is $73,541 a year
$69,000 - $75,499
4% of jobs
$75,500 - $81,999
3% of jobs
$82,000 - $88,499
9% of jobs
$88,500 - $94,999
10% of jobs
$98,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$95,000 - $101,499
8% of jobs
$104,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$101,500 - $108,000
16% of jobs

National Average

$36,500 $73,541/year $35/hour $108,000
Contract Technical Writer Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$73,541
$6,128
$1,414
$35
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$74,550
$6,212
$1,434
$36

As of Oct 22, 2020, the average annual pay for a Contract Technical Writer in the United States is $73,541 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $35.36 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,414/week or $6,128/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $108,000 and as low as $36,500, the majority of Contract Technical Writer salaries currently range between $49,500 (25th percentile) to $98,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $104,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Contract Technical Writer varies greatly (by as much as $49,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Contract Technical Writer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Contract Technical Writer in your area makes on average $74,550 per year, or $1,009 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $73,541. Virginia ranks number 6 out of 50 states nationwide for Contract Technical Writer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Contract Technical Writer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Contract Technical Writer on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Contract Technical Writer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Contract Technical Writer job is above the national average. Topping the list is Mountain View, CA, with San Francisco, CA and Fremont, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Fremont, CA beats the national average by $14,468 (17.9%), and Mountain View, CA furthers that trend with another $19,998 (23.9%) above the $73,541 average.

Significantly, Mountain View, CA has a very active Contract Technical Writer job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Contract Technical Writer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 12% between Mountain View, CA and Jackson, WY, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Contract Technical Writer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Mountain View, CA$93,539$7,795$1,799$44.97
San Francisco, CA$91,742$7,645$1,764$44.11
Fremont, CA$88,010$7,334$1,692$42.31
San Jose, CA$85,823$7,152$1,650$41.26
Oakland, CA$84,874$7,073$1,632$40.80
Tanaina, AK$84,607$7,051$1,627$40.68
Wasilla, AK$84,606$7,051$1,627$40.68
Sunnyvale, CA$83,240$6,937$1,601$40.02
Hayward, CA$83,096$6,925$1,598$39.95
Jackson, WY$82,747$6,896$1,591$39.78

Top 5 Best Paying Related Contract Technical Writer Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Contract Technical Writer job category that pay more per year than a typical Contract Technical Writer salary. Top examples of these roles include: Senior Medical Writer, Principal Medical Writer, and UX Writer.

However, these example jobs are paid fairly similarly to Contract Technical Writer jobs, with a range of just $33,231 (36.9%) to $58,918 (57.2%) more than the average Contract Technical Writer salary of $73,541.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Senior Medical Writer$132,459$11,038$2,547$63.68
Principal Medical Writer$124,955$10,413$2,403$60.07
UX Writer$119,531$9,961$2,299$57.47
Remote Medical Writer$107,195$8,933$2,061$51.54
Senior Medical Writer Telecommute$106,772$8,898$2,053$51.33

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