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|Technical Writer salaries - 9 salaries reported||£40,248/yr|
|Technical Writer salaries - 7 salaries reported||£35,791/yr|
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|Technical Writer salaries - 3 salaries reported||£40,740/yr|
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|Technical Writer salaries - 2 salaries reported||£44/hr|
|Technical Writer salaries - 2 salaries reported||£41,478/yr|
|Technical Writer salaries - 2 salaries reported||£22,158/yr|
|Technical Writer salaries - 2 salaries reported||£152,967/yr|
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|Technical Writer salaries - 2 salaries reported||£80,990/yr|
The average salary for a Technical Writer is £45,603 per year in United Kingdom. Salaries estimates are based on 316 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Technical Writer employees in United Kingdom.
The highest salary for a Technical Writer in United Kingdom is £60,430 per year.
The lowest salary for a Technical Writer in United Kingdom is £34,839 per year.
Pay for technical writers varies by specialism. Technical writers are typically higher paid in London and the South of England, where they are paid well over the national average salary. Those working as project managers alongside being a technical writer tend to earn higher salaries as well. Technical writers working for large technology companies can earn up six figure salaries with experience and seniority behind them. Additionally, a strong writing sample can help an applicant to command especially high pay.
Experience and practise is gold as a technical writer, but what can you do in the meantime? Earning industry certifications from professional organisations can boost your salary as you gain expertise. The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators offers the status of "Accredited Technical Communicator" to members who meet the necessary criteria. The Society for Technical Communication also offers three levels of accreditation as a Certified Professional Technical Communicator: Foundation, Practitioner, and Expert. If you work in the medical field, one of the fastest growing areas for technical writers, you can get the Medical Writer Certification by passing an exam given by the European Medical Writers Association. Building up a strong portfolio and securing projects from high-profile clients can also help increase your earnings, especially as you expand your skills into new formats and niche areas.
Negotiating a higher salary as a technical writer can take many forms, depending on whether you'll be a freelance or full-time member of the team. Generally, you should justify your target number by providing information from trustworthy industry sources about how much writers with your level of experience get paid on average. You can also command a higher salary in negotiations if you have good working knowledge of the latest software, such as Microsoft SharePoint and Adobe Acrobat. Highlight your continuing education to show the employer your commitment to learning and growing in this role. You can also take on extra projects thanks to the flexibility of technical writer jobs.
About 69.11% of Technical Writer professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional £2,553 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Technical Writer in United Kingdom as a good salary.
Technical Writer professionals in United Kingdom have a wide total pay range, between £27,520 and £79,115 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of £45,609 following the average career path of a Technical Writer.