The average salary for a Senior Technical Writer is C$73,707 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$55,273 - C$92,343
(Median)
C$55K
C$74K
C$92K
MEDIAN: C$73,707
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C$30.53 - C$82.43
(Median)
C$31
C$50
C$82
MEDIAN: C$50
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Salary
C$55,273 - C$92,343  
   
Bonus
C$1,500 - C$7,508  
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$56,006 - C$102,360  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$28C$56C$84
Hourly Rate
C$30.53 - C$82.43  
   
Overtime
C$60.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$60KC$120KC$180K
Bonus
C$1,500 - C$7,508  
   
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$56,006 - C$102,360  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$76,000

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Senior Technical Writer Reviews

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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Experience Affects Senior Technical Writer Salaries



National Average
C$76,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Writer Salaries

DITA
up arrow 12%

Technical Writing
up arrow 8%

Adobe RoboHelp
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
0%

Adobe FrameMaker
0%

National Average
C$76,000

XML
up arrow 2%


RoboHelp
up arrow 6%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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