2019 Technical Writer Salary Chicago | Built In Chicago
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Technical Writer
Account Executive
Account Manager
Accountant
Analytics Manager
Android Developer
Art Director
Automation Engineer
Brand Manager
Budget Analyst
Business Analyst
Business Development Manager
Business Development Representative
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
CIO (Chief Information Officer)
Client Success Manager
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
Community Manager
Content Manager
Content Marketing Manager
Content Strategist
Controller
COO (Chief Operating Officer)
Copywriter
CPO (Chief Product Officer)
Creative Director
CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
Customer Support Manager
Customer Support Rep
Data Analyst
Data Architect
Data Engineer
Data Scientist
Design Director
Desktop Support
DevOps Engineer
Digital Marketing Manager
Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
Director of Product Management
Director of Software Engineering
Editor
Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
Event Planner
Finance Director
Financial Analyst
Front End Developer
HR Coordinator
HR Director
HR Manager
HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
Implementation Specialist
Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
iOS Developer
Marketing Associate
Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Manager
Marketing Operations Manager
Office Manager
Operations Associate
Operations Manager
Principal Software Engineer
Product Analyst
Product Designer
Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
Product Owner
Project Coordinator
Project Manager
Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Specialist
QA Analyst
QA Engineer
QA Manager
Recruiter
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Sales Director
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Salesforce Developer
Scrum Master
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Senior Accountant
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Senior Marketing Manager
Senior Product Manager
Senior Product Marketing Manager
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Senior Recruiter
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Technical Writer
Senior UI Designer
Senior UX Designer
SEO Manager
SEO Specialist
Social Media Manager
Software Engineer
Software Test Engineer
Technical Project Manager
Technical Recruiter
Technical Support
Technical Writer
UI Designer
UX Designer
Vice President of Care
Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Finance
Vice President of Human Resources
Vice President of Marketing
Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Product
Vice President of Sales
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Chicago
Chicago

Technical Writer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$67,075
$5,750
Additional Cash Compensation
$72,825
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 $67,075. The average additional cash compensation for a Technical Writer in Chicago is $5,750. The average total compensation for a Technical Writer in Chicago is $72,825. Technical Writer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Technical Writer employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

5,210
Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
147,430
Total number of tech users on Built In Chicago
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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 11-50 employees, earning $75,000 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 $64,188.

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 $50,000.

Average Product salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Technical Writer $67,075
Min: $43K
Max: $95K
Product Analyst $68,952
Min: $48K
Max: $122K
Product Designer $82,197
Min: $53K
Max: $112K
Product Owner $94,586
Min: $52K
Max: $129K
Senior Technical Writer $106,167
Min: $90K
Max: $140K
Product Manager $106,538
Min: $70K
Max: $166K
Product Marketing Manager $106,926
Min: $70K
Max: $137K
Senior Product Marketing Manager $131,692
Min: $108K
Max: $153K
Senior Product Manager $141,556
Min: $110K
Max: $201K
Director of Product Management $161,088
Min: $90K
Max: $250K
Vice President of Product $189,900
Min: $125K
Max: $278K
CPO (Chief Product Officer) $208,500
Min: $125K
Max: $400K

Chicago Companies with the Highest Product Salaries

+48
Mobile, Software
+12
Cloud, Software
+18
Big Data, Healthtech

Skills that affect Technical Writer salaries in Chicago

1
Editing
21% have this skill
2
Interviewing
17% have this skill
3
Content Strategy
17% have this skill
4
HTML / CSS
12% have this skill
5
Fact checking
12% have this skill
6
B2B content
8% have this skill

Recent Technical Writer salaries in Chicago

$76,500
Yearly Salary
A Technical Writer reported a yearly salary of $76,500
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
500+ 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
500+ Employees
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
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