Technical Writer Salary (Canada)

The average pay for a Technical Writer is C$52,058 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$37,973 - C$73,836
(Median)
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MEDIAN: C$52,057
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Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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C$16.21 - C$51.11
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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$37,973 - C$73,836  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,425  
Profit Sharing
C$149.50 - C$4,848  
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$37,641 - C$81,985  
PayScale
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$18C$36C$54
Hourly Rate
C$16.21 - C$51.11  
   
Overtime
C$24.31 - C$53.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$5,425  
   
Profit Sharing
C$149.50 - C$4,848  
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$37,641 - C$81,985  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,134
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Pay Difference By Location

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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:
"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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

National Average
C$54,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
up arrow 15%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 12%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 5%
HTML
up arrow 2%
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
0%
National Average
C$54,000
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%
RoboHelp
up arrow 1%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 19%
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