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Technical Writer Salary (Canada)

The average pay for a Technical Writer is C$51,904 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are XML and Writing Procedures & Documentation.
Technical Writer Salary (?
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C$38,045 - C$73,836
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MEDIAN: C$51,903
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Technical Writer Salary (?
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C$15.99 - C$51.90
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MEDIAN: C$29.00
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National Salary Data

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C$0C$28KC$56KC$84K
Salary
C$38,045 - C$73,836  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,482  
Profit Sharing
C$154.56 - C$4,894  
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$37,683 - C$82,168  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 888
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$18C$36C$54
Hourly Rate
C$15.99 - C$51.90  
   
Overtime
C$24.23 - C$53.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,482  
   
Profit Sharing
C$154.56 - C$4,894  
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$37,683 - C$82,168  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Waterloo
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Mississauga
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Edmonton
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National Average
C$54,000
Victoria
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Halifax
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Markham
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Technical Writer Reviews

What is it like working as a Technical Writer?
Technical Writer in Vancouver:
"Write And Be Creative."
Pros: I work at a small software company, which allows me to perform all types of technical writing (from manuals to release notes) as well as other types of informative content creation (video tutorials). My coworkers are amazing, and I feel like I am part of a family.
Cons: The pay is not amazing since I work with a small company.
Technical Writer in Toronto:
"Exciting And Challenging."
Pros: I get to do a bit of everything. Documentation, training, product testing and marketing. I get a lot of responsibility and my co-workers are great.
Cons: Sometimes multiple tasks get handed to me at once with equal priority. This makes it difficult to juggle, when you get the work done though it's often worth the struggle.
Technical Writer in Toronto:
Pros: The material in network security is very interesting to work with and I'm always on my toes.
Cons: It can be monotonous and very demanding. Many late hours to meet deadlines.

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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

National Average
C$54,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
up arrow 16%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 13%
HTML
up arrow 3%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
RoboHelp
0%
Windows Operating System General Use
0%
National Average
C$54,000
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 18%