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Technical Writing and Editing Employee - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Technical Writing and Editing Employee"

How much does a Technical Writing and Editing Employee in the federal government get paid? $97,613.65* *Based on the 2018 average.

Technical Writing and Editing Employee was the 237th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 476 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Technical Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $111,170.

Government Technical Writing And Editing jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Technical Writing And Editing job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions that involve writing or editing technical materials, such as reports of research findings; scientific or technical articles, news releases, and periodicals; regulations in technical areas; technical manuals, specifications, brochures, and pamphlets; or speeches or scripts on scientific or technical subjects. Technical writers and technical editors draw on a substantial knowledge of a particular subject-matter area, such as the natural or social sciences, engineering, law, or other fields. The work involves the development of information and analysis to select and present information on the specialized subject in a form and at a level suitable for the intended audience.

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired a Technical Writing and Editing Employee

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Institutes of Health 87 $111,169.59
Federal Aviation Administration 53 $90,450.91
National Archives and Records Administration 46 $94,553.35
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 33 $99,296.12
Geological Survey 27 $79,456.44
Forest Service 22 $77,075.68
Veterans Health Administration 18 $83,940.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $96,626.63
National Transportation Safety Board 16 $131,804.13
Bureau of Reclamation 13 $77,499.46
Food and Drug Administration 11 $86,870.27
U.S. Coast Guard 11 $80,142.82
Bureau of Labor Statistics 8 $96,100.75
Patent and Trademark Office 7 $112,816.86
Internal Revenue Service 7 $70,070.14
Department of State 6 $97,581.17
National Gallery of Art 5 $102,791.60
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $98,749.20
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $96,132.20
National Science Foundation 5 $124,146.80
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $158,383.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $108,606.25
Department of Energy 4 $114,428.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 4 $84,369.25
National Park Service 3 $86,175.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 3 $93,985.67
Government Printing Office 3 $73,830.67
National Labor Relations Board 3 $88,608.67
Ames Research Center 3 $116,330.67
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $144,877.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $120,364.67
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $86,364.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $90,350.50
Office of Justice Programs 2 $112,845.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $109,514.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $106,105.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $71,982.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $98,099.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $116,914.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $122,991.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $120,074.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $61,537.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $68,727.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 $100,981.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $750.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $101,904.00
Agency for International Development 1 $107,435.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 1 $113,401.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $73,160.00
U.S. Mint 1 $125,584.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $101,625.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $103,639.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $87,693.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $107,435.00
Indian Health Service 1 $52,893.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $96,524.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $145,629.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $127,228.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $87,328.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $120,074.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $144,900.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $116,111.00

Technical Writing and Editing Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Technical Writing and Editing Employee is $97,613.65. The highest paid Technical Writing and Editing Employee made $172,706 in 2018.

Common Technical Writing and Editing Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Technical Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 390
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 52
ZA - Administrative 17
CG - Corporate Graded 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 1000 INFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Technical Writing and Editing jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Geodetic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Trade SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Financial AnalysisAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Government InformationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Autopsy AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Technical Writing And Editing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Technical Writing and Editing Employee was $69,799. Since then, the average pay has increased to $97,614 in 2018.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1083.

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