Technical Writing and Editing Employee - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Technical Writing and Editing Employee"

How much does a Technical Writing and Editing Employee in the federal government get paid? $86,423.38* *Based on the 2010 average.

Technical Writing and Editing Employee was the 248th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 473 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Technical Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $102,378.

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 62 $102,377.74
National Archives and Records Administration 53 $83,244.30
Federal Aviation Administration 50 $80,190.16
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 39 $84,881.56
Geological Survey 31 $78,483.55
Forest Service 27 $77,585.33
Bureau of Reclamation 21 $74,555.71
Veterans Health Administration 20 $80,214.80
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 17 $86,849.47
National Transportation Safety Board 12 $120,798.25
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 11 $70,152.91
U.S. Coast Guard 8 $73,949.75
National Park Service 7 $67,156.71
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $74,970.57
Internal Revenue Service 6 $61,681.50
Bureau of Land Management 6 $61,001.33
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 6 $100,807.00
Patent and Trademark Office 5 $96,547.60
Bureau of Labor Statistics 5 $86,782.20
Government Printing Office 4 $66,130.75
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 4 $114,544.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $68,489.75
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission 4 $108,000.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $67,595.50
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 4 $70,874.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $99,818.33
National Gallery of Art 3 $132,066.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $104,860.67
Food and Drug Administration 3 $104,860.67
Indian Health Service 3 $66,149.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $76,644.00
Department of Energy 3 $120,792.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $98,275.67
National Science Foundation 2 $124,744.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $102,086.00
Railroad Retirement Board 2 $116,562.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 2 $116,710.50
Department of State 2 $99,420.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $82,148.00
Bureau of the Census 2 $84,204.50
Office of Justice Programs 2 $102,887.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $95,809.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $97,783.00
U.S. Mint 1 $113,857.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $77,582.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $74,116.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $71,954.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $92,855.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $108,445.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $99,523.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $122,066.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $103,872.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $78,276.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $138,271.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $81,368.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $57,408.00

Technical Writing and Editing Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Technical Writing and Editing Employee is $86,423.38. The highest paid Technical Writing and Editing Employee made $172,462 in 2010.

Common Technical Writing and Editing Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Technical Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 382
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 43
ZA - Administrative 17
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 7
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
CG - Corporate Graded 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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
Hydrologic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Insurance ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Commissary ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Equal Opportunity AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Hospital Housekeeping ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Technical Writing And Editing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Technical Writing and Editing Employee was $69,799. Since then, the average pay has increased to $98,309 in 2017.

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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