Salary survey of Indian technical writers
Technical writer salary
Salary Survey 2017
Interested to know in which direction the salary of technical writers is going. Here is a good news at the starting of the year 2017.
Technical writing in the highest paying jobs in India claims Economics Times.
Excerpt from the Newspaper
2 January 2017
While writers and content writers are one thing, technical writers are completely different. They also write but their focus is mostly on technicalities related to an IT firm or programming company. For companies specializing in technology like Adobe, Oracle, and similar brands, a technical writer is a must.
Minimum Qualification: Graduate
Salary range: Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.7 lakh a month
To read more click here.
You can read the detail salary survey of the year 2017 on the STC-India website.
Salary Survey 2014
STC India chapter recently released their salary survey results for 2014 in 16th STC annual conference at Bangalore which provides an insight about the technical writer's salaries in India and also about the technical writing industry growth in India.
This valuable and benchmark is the result of Paresh Naik. Kudos to Paresh’s indeed a great job in publishing this salary survey!
So what do you think about your salary!!! Have a look before you change in 2015 so that you can make maximum from the new market recovered from the recession.
For me, the good news is my area (NCR) is the highest paying area in India followed by Pune for the same experience level. On the other hand, this year salary decrease by 11.9% compared to the
same in 2013. Really sad.
For international friend 1USD = 67 INR
Some Interesting Findings from the data
Survey according to experience
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Base: The total responses in a given category.
Mean: The value computed by averaging the tabulated responses.
10%: Ten percent of the responses were below this value; ninety
percent were above this value.
25%: Twenty-five percent of the responses were below this value;
seventy-five percent were above this value.
50%: Fifty percent of the responses were below this value; fifty
percent were above this value. This is also called the median.
75%: Seventy-five percent of the responses were below this value;
twenty-five percent were above this value.
90%: Ninety percent of the responses were below this value; ten
percent were above this value.
TrimMean: This value is the mean taken by excluding 10% of data
points from the top and bottom tails of a data set. In other words, this
is an average of values excluding the extreme cases.
Salary/year of experience: Most of the tables also indicate the
measures for salary/year of experience. This parameter is included to
compare the influence of various factors on the salary on level grounds,
i.e. to exclude the effect of experience. If all or most of the survey
participants from a specific category have a higher number of years of
experience, the average salary in that particular category may be
reflected as very high. In such cases, the salary/year of experience
parameter will give a more realistic comparison of salaries in related
All the salary figures mentioned in this report are in Indian Rupees
unless specifically mentioned otherwise