Technical Writer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$67,538
$4,000
Additional Cash Compensation
$71,538
Total Compensation
Median: $68K
Min: $43K
Max: $95K

How Much Does a Technical Writer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Technical Writer in Chicago is $67,538. The average additional cash compensation for a Technical Writer in Chicago is $4,000. The average total compensation for a Technical Writer in Chicago is $71,538. Technical Writer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Technical Writer employees in Chicago.

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Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
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Technical Writer jobs in Chicago

Technical Writer - Contract

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+40
You’ll be the go-to technical writer for creating comprehensive product documentation that’s accurate, concise and effective. As a Technical Writer, you thrive at writing conceptual overviews and procedures, reading and writing example code and updating help center queries and FAQs. You’re a key link between Engineers, Product Managers and Marketing, tying together many vital but disparate parts of the project44 ecosystem.

Technical Writer

Chicago
1 day ago
+34
Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry? Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time. We are

Software Development Technical Writer

Northwest Suburbs
3 days ago
+23
Where are you going?  Are you looking to grow in your career? Do you approach new challenges with excitement? The Shelby Group’s culture is an environment where your passion for professional growth and development are valued. You’ll have the opportunity to stand out; as we provide the visibility and recognition at the individual, team and company level. You’ll have the opportunity to leverage your ability to build strong relationships with

Technical Writer (Aerospace and Defense)

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
The candidate should be able to operate amongst a technical team to create document and drawing solutions using the latest technologies. The candidate must have demonstrated technical writing experience. The candidate must be able to work with limited supervision, contribute innovative ideas to improve product capabilities, and lead smaller documentation efforts.

Technical Writer Salary ranges

The two most common Technical Writer salary ranges in Chicago are $50k - $60k and $70k - $80k.

Average Technical Writer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Technical Writer make the most at companies with 11-50 employees, earning $75,000 on average.

Technical Writer Salary by gender

The average Technical Writer salary for women is $71,857 and the average Technical Writer salary for men is $65,909.

Technical Writer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Technical Writer with 7+ years of experience is $85,000. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $55,000.

Average Content salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Editor $60,016
Min: $42K
Max: $81K
Copywriter $66,797
Min: $52K
Max: $87K
Technical Writer $67,538
Min: $43K
Max: $95K
Content Manager $70,700
Min: $45K
Max: $92K
Content Marketing Manager $72,854
Min: $33K
Max: $130K
Content Strategist $73,596
Min: $35K
Max: $125K
Senior Technical Writer $96,667
Min: $83K
Max: $115K

Skills that affect Technical Writer salaries in Chicago

1
Editing
14% have this skill
2
Content Strategy
11% have this skill
3
Fact checking
11% have this skill
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Interviewing
9% have this skill
5
B2B content
9% have this skill
6
HTML / CSS
7% have this skill

Recent Technical Writer salaries in Chicago

$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 Junior Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $60,000
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
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
$76,500
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $76,500
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$76,500
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $76,500
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$50,000
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $50,000 with +$4,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$75,000
Yearly Salary
A Presentation Developer reported a yearly salary of $75,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
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