A Senior Technical Writer earns an average salary of C$75,112 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

C$59,155 - C$90,506
C$59K
C$74K
C$91K
MEDIAN: C$73,836
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50%
90%
C$30.91 - C$89.09
C$31
C$55
C$89
MEDIAN: C$55.00
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50%
90%
C$0C$106K
Salary C$59,155 - C$90,506
Bonus C$636 - C$7,647
Profit Sharing C$2,500
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$59,862 - C$106,382
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data C$0C$89
Hourly Rate C$30.91 - C$89.09
Annual Data C$0C$106K
Bonus C$636 - C$7,647
Profit Sharing C$2,500
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$59,862 - C$106,382
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Writer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Technical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Technical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$68,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Technical Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$74,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Senior Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$79,000 based on 63 salaries. A Senior Technical Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$81,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$77,559

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Senior Technical Writer Reviews

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Senior Technical Writer Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
C$78,000

▼4%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Writer Salaries

DITA
▲10%


Technical Writing
▲6%



National Average
C$78,000

XML
▼3%

▼6%

▼8%

Adobe Photoshop
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 12%
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