Technical Writer Salary

The average salary for a Technical Writer is C$54,129 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are XML and Technical Writing.

C$38,532 - C$77,031
(Median)
C$39K
C$54K
C$77K
MEDIAN: C$54,129
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C$16.01 - C$55.65
(Median)
C$16
C$30
C$56
MEDIAN: C$29.00
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National Salary 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$29KC$58KC$87K
Salary
C$38,532 - C$77,031  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$6,037  
Profit Sharing
C$153.19 - C$3,523  
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$38,285 - C$84,532  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 808
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$19C$38C$57
Hourly Rate
C$16.01 - C$55.65  
   
Overtime
C$24.13 - C$53.93  
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.
)
C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$6,037  
   
Profit Sharing
C$153.19 - C$3,523  
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).
)
C$38,285 - C$84,532  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

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

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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$56,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
up arrow 20%



Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 8%

up arrow 6%

RoboHelp
0%

National Average
C$56,000

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%



Adobe InDesign
up arrow 10%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%
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