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Technical Writer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$74,154
$6,688
Additional Cash Compensation
$80,842
Total Compensation
Median: 72,000
Min: $60K
Max: $100K

How Much Does a Technical Writer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Technical Writer in Chicago is $74,154. The average additional cash compensation for a Technical Writer in Chicago is $6,688. The average total compensation for a Technical Writer in Chicago is $80,842. Technical Writer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Technical Writer employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

7,144
Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
1,605,566
Total number of tech users on Built In Chicago
Technical Writer
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Technical Writer Salary by gender

The average Technical Writer salary for women is $69,429 and the average Technical Writer salary for men is $79,667.

Technical Writer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Technical Writer with 7+ years of experience is $75,500. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $60,000.

Technical Writer Salary ranges

The most common Technical Writer salary in Chicago is between $100k - $110k.

Average Content salaries in Chicago

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Copywriter$68,588
Min: $50K
Max: $142K
Editor$70,292
Min: $60K
Max: $81K
Technical Writer$74,154
Min: $60K
Max: $100K
Content Marketing Manager$84,852
Min: $60K
Max: $135K
Content Manager$97,300
Min: $68K
Max: $185K
Senior Technical Writer$103,400
Min: $83K
Max: $130K
Content Strategist$113,585
Min: $80K
Max: $125K

Career Info

Technical Writer jobs in Chicago

Skills that affect Technical Writer salaries in Chicago

1
Editing
2% have this skill
2
Content Strategy
1% have this skill
3
Fact checking
1% have this skill
4
Interviewing
1% have this skill
5
B2B content
1% have this skill
6
HTML / CSS
1% have this skill

Average Technical Writer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Technical Writer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $88,333 on average.

Recent Technical Writer salaries in Chicago

$66,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $66,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$66,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $66,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$76,000
Yearly Salary
A Patent Examiner reported a yearly salary of $76,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$65,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Copywriter reported a yearly salary of $65,000 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$71,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $71,000 with +$3,500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Proposal Writer reported a yearly salary of $60,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$72,000
Yearly Salary
A Instructional Designer reported a yearly salary of $72,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Curriculum Developer reported a yearly salary of $60,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago