Technical Writer Salary (Canada)

The average pay for a Technical Writer is C$51,741 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 Total Pay (?
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C$37,808 - C$73,187
(Median)
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MEDIAN: C$51,740
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Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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C$15.92 - C$51.60
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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$37,808 - C$73,187  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,547  
Profit Sharing
C$150.00 - C$4,750  
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$37,289 - C$81,861  
PayScale
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$18C$36C$54
Hourly Rate
C$15.92 - C$51.60  
   
Overtime
C$24.45 - C$52.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,547  
   
Profit Sharing
C$150.00 - C$4,750  
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$37,289 - C$81,861  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,153
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C$54,000
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Technical Writer Reviews

What is it like working as a Technical Writer?
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 14%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 13%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 5%
HTML
up arrow 2%
Technical Writing
0%
National Average
C$54,000
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%
RoboHelp
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 103 votes.
Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 19%
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