The average salary for a Senior Technical Writer is C$73,998 per year. A skill in DITA is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

C$56,432 - C$92,860
C$56K
C$74K
C$93K
MEDIAN: C$73,998
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C$23.70 - C$90.30
C$24
C$51
C$90
MEDIAN: C$51.20
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Salary
C$56,432 - C$92,860  
   
Bonus
C$1,922 - C$7,319  
Profit Sharing
C$4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$56,845 - C$102,422  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$31C$62C$93
Hourly Rate
C$23.70 - C$90.30  
   
Overtime
C$81.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$70KC$140KC$210K
Bonus
C$1,922 - C$7,319  
   
Profit Sharing
C$4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$56,845 - C$102,422  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$76,273

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Q: What is it like working as a Senior Technical Writer?

Senior Technical Writer in Vancouver:
"Great Job"
Pros: Interesting job with ability to do a lot of communications within the company. Using new tools for tech writing and communications.
Cons: Company doesn't do any planning for my area. I would like to be able to do more project management of tech writing projects but they like the ad hoc basis of service.

Senior Technical Writer in Calgary:
"Woking as a Technical Writer/Communicator"
Pros: Challenging, variety of media
Cons: Work load, short deadlines

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Key Stats for Senior Technical Writer

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
26%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Technical Writer Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
C$76,000

▼3%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Writer Salaries

DITA
▲11%

Technical Writing
▲8%

Adobe RoboHelp
▲6%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
C$76,000

XML
▼2%


▼5%

RoboHelp
▼6%

Adobe Photoshop
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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