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Technical Writers and Editors


Median annual earnings for salaried technical writers were $70,240 in May 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries ranged from less than $41,610 to more than $112,220. Editors of all types earned a median salary of $56,010. The lowest paid 10 percent earned $29,230 or less and the highest paid 10 percent earned $109,760 or more.

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