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Technical Writer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$67,059
$5,125
Additional Cash Compensation
$72,184
Total Compensation
Median: $67K
Min: $43K
Max: $95K

How Much Does a Technical Writer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Technical Writer in Chicago is $67,059. The average additional cash compensation for a Technical Writer in Chicago is $5,125. The average total compensation for a Technical Writer in Chicago is $72,184. Technical Writer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Technical Writer employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

5,147
Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
134,210
Total number of tech users on Built In Chicago
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Chicago Companies with the Highest Content Salaries

+24
Mobile, Software
+11
Consumer Web, Fintech
+11
Consumer Web, Fintech
+23
Software

Technical Writer Salary ranges

The most common Technical Writer salary in Chicago is between $50k - $60k.

Average Technical Writer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Technical Writer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $77,500 on average.

Technical Writer Salary by gender

The average Technical Writer salary for women is $75,000 and the average Technical Writer salary for men is $64,500.

Technical Writer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Technical Writer with 7+ years of experience is $95,000. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $50,000.

Average Content salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Editor $55,550
Min: $42K
Max: $74K
Content Strategist $63,036
Min: $35K
Max: $90K
Content Marketing Manager $64,750
Min: $42K
Max: $110K
Technical Writer $67,059
Min: $43K
Max: $95K
Copywriter $69,577
Min: $54K
Max: $87K
Content Manager $72,300
Min: $45K
Max: $92K
Senior Technical Writer $99,400
Min: $90K
Max: $115K

Technical Writer jobs in Chicago
7

Technical Writer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+21
Work with Development, QA, Product Management, and other groups to plan, research, write, and revise printed and online documentation. Collaborate with other writers to document Relativity’s e-discovery products. Write for a variety of audiences, from non-technical end users to programmers, system administrators, and integrators. Help establish team policies and procedures, conforming to existing styles, policies, and procedures. Perform peer editing and production review work. Integrate use case and functional data into user documentation and examples. Respond to support tickets directly from customers and from support representatives on behalf of customers and update published documentation accordingly.

Senior Technical Writer

Chicago
3 days ago
+16
Develops technical documentation by understanding the product domain, product features, and use cases. Develops understanding of the implementation processes and creates new business process templates, flow charts, forms, system/functional specification templates by interacting with business leads and subject matter experts. Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement and updates existing templates, flow charts, and forms. Understands and adheres to iManage technical publications standards and processes. Gets under the hood of the product and develops excellent understanding of the product by setting up the product. Interacts proactively with subject matter experts (for example, R&D team, Product Managers, Support, and so on) to ensure that the product documentation is technically accurate, comprehensive, and complete. Continually thinks of innovative ways to come up with deliverables that can address problems of customers, partners, support team, and various stakeholders.

Senior Technical Writer

Chicago
1 week ago
+21
As a Senior Technical Writer, you will write accurate, engaging, user-friendly documentation that adheres to Relativity’s style guidelines. You may also write documentation used by external developers to extend the Relativity platform. The Senior Technical Writer works under general direction of managers and senior team members.

Technical Writer

Chicago
1 week ago
+26
Research, outline, write, and edit new and existing content, working closely with various departments to understand project requirements. Independently gather information from subject matter experts to develop, organize, and write procedure manuals, technical specifications, and process documentation. Work with development and support leads to identify all documentation repositories, revise and edit, and determine the best solution for data compilation and centralized storage. Research, create, and maintain information architecture templates that uphold organizational and legal standards, and allow for easy data migration. Develop content in alternative media forms for maximum usability, with a consistent and cohesive voice across all documentation.

Senior Technical Writer

Chicago
5 days ago
+24
As a Senior Technical Writer your main focus will be to take on the complex documentation needs of our new SaaS enterprise. Working with our Engineering & L&D teams, you will create content including trainings, FAQ, tips and tricks, and how to’s to help the client best leverage our product. You, as a Senior Technical Writer understand the importance of change management. When implementing new processes and technology it can completely change our clients everyday lives and you write with the goal of easing the transition and proactively answering any question they may have. You are excited by the opportunity to drive our SAAS product forward through documentation from inception to implementation. As a Senior Technical Writer you are well-experienced in writing with a history of creating impactful documents with proven success. You have a deep understanding of product features, project management, and best practices including usability and quality assurance.

Technical Writer - Contract Position

Chicago
6 days ago
+21
Sitting side-by-side with our engineers to build process flow diagrams, systems diagrams and building a Wiki of shared knowledge. Building training material to help onboard new developers and provide existing developers runbooks and process docs to aide in supporting the system. Be willing to do pretty much anything to make things happen and still have the presence of mind to have fun along the way. You’ll be talking to our product, sales and marketing teams to create specific product instructions.

Business Analyst/Technical Writer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
Assist in documentation of Product roadmaps by working with Product teams and stakeholders. Capture and document feature requirements while working with internal stakeholders to establish prioritization. Thoroughly document user stories and communicate updates to internal stakeholders. Collaborate with Product and User Experience (UX) teams to prototype features. Produce issue tracking tickets to clearly communicate requirements to the development teams. Partner with Quality Assurance (QA) to write and review acceptance criteria for each requirement. Convey updates of incremental progress to Project and Product Manager at regular intervals. Demonstrate product expertise when answering questions from stakeholders, developers, and support personnel regarding product features. Continually seek out process improvements that could deliver value to the customer.

Skills that affect Technical Writer salaries in Chicago

1
Interviewing
12% have this skill
2
Content Strategy
12% have this skill
3
Editing
12% have this skill
4
HTML / CSS
6% have this skill
5
Reader Personas
6% have this skill
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White Papers
6% have this skill

Recent Technical Writer salaries in Chicago

$52,000
Yearly Salary
A Communications Specialist reported a yearly salary of $52,000 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$75,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $75,000 with +$11,500 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$50,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $50,000 with +$4,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$70,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $70,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$50,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $50,000
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$55,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $55,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $85,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $80,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $95,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$59,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $59,000
500+ Employees
Chicago
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