How much does a Technical Writer II make in the United States? The average Technical Writer II salary in the United States is $76,299 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $68,601 and $85,301. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Technical Writer II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Technical Writer II Salary $61,593 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Technical Writer II Salary $68,601 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Technical Writer II Salary $76,299 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Technical Writer II Salary $85,301 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Technical Writer II Salary $93,496 US May 28, 2024
25% $68,601 10% $61,593 90% $93,496 75% $85,301 $76,299 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Technical Writer II need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Presentation: Presentation conveys information from a speaker to an audience. Presentations are typically demonstrations, introduction, lecture, or speech meant to inform, persuade, inspire, motivate, build goodwill, or present a new idea/product.

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Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.

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Logistics: In a general business sense, logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption to meet the requirements of customers or corporations.

Presentation 3.48%
Futures 2.33%
Logistics 1.61%
Others 92.58%
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Job Description for Technical Writer II

Technical Writer II creates and publishes technical documentations and manuals. Collects and interprets technical data or information and coordinates layout for publication. Being a Technical Writer II typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager. The Technical Writer II gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. To be a Technical Writer II typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Technical Writer II

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For Technical Writer II, the upper level is Technical Writer III and then progresses to Technical Writer IV.

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Technical Writer II salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Technical Writer II, the highest Technical Writer II salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Technical Writer II salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Technical Writer II salary is in Miami, FL, where the Technical Writer II salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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