A technical writer is primarily assigned to the task of technical communication thereby writing, designing and maintaining technical documentation. He is also required to update the same document time to time. The documentation in question mainly contains design specifications, help for users, and system manuals of different products.
Technical Writer Salaries
The scope of technical writing in India is evolving and leading organizations are willing to invest a considerable part of their revenues for aspiring technical writers. However as per available data this is how they are currently paying their employees (figures listed below include salary+ bonus+ profit shares) per year:

  • Technical Writer- INR 158,448 – INR714,653 (approx.)
  • Senior Technical Writer- INR 321,567 – INR1,204,535 (approx.)

Salaries Based on Experience
Your experience counts at crucial steps of your career in fetching better salaries. Generally a technical writer is entitled to salary hikes post a year of his tenure at the concern, as per available data:

Job Category Experience Average Annual Salaries
Senior Technical Writer 1-4 years INR 242 750 – INR 608 205
5-9 years INR 325 834 – INR 1 024 878
10-19 years INR 583 742 – INR 1 563 109
Technical Writer Less than a year INR 100 214 – INR 341 570
1-4 years INR 160 123 – INR533 812
5-9 years INR 245 109 – INR 952 232
10-19 years INR 441 022 – INR 1 310 985

Salaries Based on Industry:

Technical writers are required in a number of industries ranging from Software to Telecommunications to Information Technology and paid as per industry specific standards as well:

Job Category Industry Average Annual Salaries
Senior Technical Writer Software Applications INR 274 149 – INR1 468 135
Database Software INR 549 089 – INR 1 008 413
Software Development INR 295 898 – INR 994 928
Telecommunications INR 155 181 – INR 1 204 006
Network and Communication services INR 613 164 – INR 1 189 905
Technical Writer Software Applications INR 119 599 – INR 802 671
Information Technology INR 174 287 – INR 697 904
Telecommunications INR 171 000 – INR 550 626
Network and Communication services INR 275 747 – INR 1 468 071
Banking INR 190 000 – INR 1 072 000

Salaries based on City

Salaries are directly proportional to the costs of living in prime cities:

Job Category City Average Annual Salaries
Senior Technical Writer Chennai Tamil Nadu INR 201 341 – INR 875 339
Gurgaon Haryana INR 494 275 – INR 1 000 639
Bengaluru Karnataka INR 363 250 – INR 1 143 016
Noida Uttar Pradesh INR 527 111 – INR 1 627 437
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh INR 369 610 – INR 1 300 000
Mumbai Maharashtra INR 233 513 – INR 784 211
Pune Maharashtra INR 324 850 – INR 1 484 840
Technical Writer Chennai Tamil Nadu INR 151 521 – INR614 446
Bengaluru Karnataka INR 176 804 – INR788 474
Noida Uttar Pradesh INR 173 836 – INR 772 092
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh INR 183 369 – INR709 838
Mumbai Maharashtra INR 153 412 – INR 447 041
Pune Maharashtra INR 148 378 – INR 691 676

Salaries based on Gender

Gender based salaries are as following:

Job Category Gender Average Annual Salaries
Senior Technical Writer Female INR 326 650 – INR 958 881
Male INR 310 317 – INR 1 180 475
Technical Writer Female INR 145 663 – INR 602 674
Male INR 151 645 – INR 807 170
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh INR 369 610 – INR 1 300 000

Salary of Technical Writer based on Degrees

Varying academic qualifications or degrees of individuals in all probability will count for difference in salaries on most occasions:

Job Category Degrees Average Annual Salaries
Senior Technical Writer MBA or Master of Business Administration INR 78 936 – INR 1 468 071
Bachelor's Degree INR 339 708 ¬ INR 1 043 645
BSc Chemistry INR 534 459 ¬ INR 834 239
Technical Writer Bachelor of Engineering Computer Science INR 175 122 – INR513 421
Bachelor's Degree INR 149 038 – INR661 561

*Salaries are subject to change without prior notice.