Rohit Chauhan

What is the kind of salary a technical writer would get as a fresher?

How much salary in a starting period for a fresher

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RE: What is the kind of salary a technical writer would get as a fresher?

Rajeev Jain
Rajeev Jain
Verified Career Expert
Expert Technical Writer at Agilent Technologies
  • Gurgaon





The starting salary level differs a lot and varies on multiple factors such as:




1. location of the job (where you will be working, it is more in Bangalore, Chennai and less in Delhi-NCR and hyderabad)


2. company where you are applying


3. your roles and responsibilities


4. tools knowledge


5. need/urgency with company


6. company domain (companies in networking, telecom, and embedded world offer more salary as compared to others)




it also depends on:



1. job title (API/SDK writer get more salary as compared to normal technical writers)


2. your past experience, if you are from tec support background, chances are yo will get higher starting salary as compared to your peers.




It can vary from 2.00 - 5.00 lakhs (INR) per annum. Average starting salary as per STC India survey of year 2012 is 2.6 lakhs.For more details, you can refer to the various salary surveys of STC-India.




I hope this information is of some help to you.




-Rajeev Jain

RE: What is the kind of salary a technical writer would get as a fresher?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane

Hi,


Greeting's for the day!!!

A Technical Writer is a Professional Writer who engages in Technical Writing and produces technical documentation for technical, business and consumer audiences. The Isntitute of Scientific & Technical Communicators desifnes the profession as preparing information that helps users who use the product. This documentation includes online help, user guides/ manuals, white papers, design specifications, system manuals, project plans, test plans, business correspondence, etc. Technical Writer create documenatation in many forms such as printed, web-based or other electronic means.

Engineers, Scientists, or Other professionals may also produce Technical Writing, but often hand it off to a professional technical writer for developmental editing, proofreading, editing and formatting.

Skills Sets:
In addtion to solid research, language, writing and Revision Skills, a technical writer may have skills in:
1. Information Design
2. Information Architecture
3. Training Material Development
4. Illustration / Graphic Design
5. Website Design Management
6. Indexing
7. Localization/ Technical Translation
8. User Interfaces
9. Business Analysis

A Technical Writer may apply their skills in the procustion of non-technical content, for example, writing high-level consumer information.

Most important skills that each and every Technical Writer must have will be a Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills so that they may write across a variety of genres and fields.

Career Growth:
There is not necessarily one standard career path for technical writers, but they may move into project management over other writers. A Writer may advance to senior technical writer position, handling complex projects or a small team of writers and editors. In large groups, a documentation manager might handle multiple projects and teams.

Technical Writers may also gain experrtise in a particular technical domain and branch into related forms, such as software quality analysis or business analysis. A Technical Writer who becomes a subject matter expert in a fiels may transition from technicalwriting to work in that field.

Technical writers with expertise in Writing Skills can join printed media or electronic media companies.

Technical Writer Salary (India):
The Average pay for Technical Writer is 25L to 30K per month as a fresher. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this jobs are FrameMaker, Adobe Acrobat, RoboHelp.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

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