Technical Writing and Editing Employee - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Technical Writing and Editing Employee"

How much does a Technical Writing and Editing Employee in the federal government get paid? $88,584.00* *Based on the 2013 average.

Technical Writing and Editing Employee was the 237th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 496 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Technical Writing And Editing, with an average salary of $98,577.

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 81 $98,576.85
Federal Aviation Administration 55 $82,391.98
National Archives and Records Administration 48 $88,614.75
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 33 $90,209.76
Geological Survey 31 $75,702.26
Forest Service 25 $79,846.16
Veterans Health Administration 21 $84,347.05
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $87,039.00
Bureau of Reclamation 16 $75,714.69
National Transportation Safety Board 15 $114,036.13
U.S. Coast Guard 10 $72,683.30
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 9 $84,782.67
Food and Drug Administration 9 $84,900.56
Bureau of Labor Statistics 8 $85,528.63
National Science Foundation 6 $111,462.83
National Labor Relations Board 6 $76,258.17
Internal Revenue Service 5 $62,261.60
National Park Service 5 $76,524.40
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 $137,724.40
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $86,906.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 5 $94,551.20
Department of State 4 $100,162.00
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $106,408.75
Bureau of Land Management 4 $56,927.75
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 4 $78,021.75
Government Printing Office 4 $67,145.75
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $116,336.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $50,215.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $80,813.00
Department of Energy 3 $112,643.67
National Gallery of Art 3 $131,605.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 3 $102,670.33
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $100,903.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $111,850.00
Bureau of the Census 3 $90,047.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 3 $74,558.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $62,989.00
Indian Health Service 2 $65,725.50
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $85,308.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $79,863.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $93,921.50
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $116,562.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $123,159.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $128,000.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $137,071.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $103,872.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $94,049.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $63,148.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $94,969.00
U.S. Mint 1 $113,474.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $64,548.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $53,350.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $74,872.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 1 $94,969.00
Agency for International Development 1 $87,350.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $97,333.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $82,943.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $109,807.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $102,450.00

Technical Writing and Editing Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Technical Writing and Editing Employee is $88,584.00. The highest paid Technical Writing and Editing Employee made $169,267 in 2013.

Common Technical Writing and Editing Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Technical Writing And Editing Employees
GS - General Schedule 401
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 49
ZA - Administrative 19
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
CG - Corporate Graded 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,915.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / 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 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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