The average salary for a Technical Writer is C$56,634 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, Adobe FrameMaker, and FrameMaker.

C$40,379 - C$79,518
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C$57K
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MEDIAN: C$56,901
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C$16.42 - C$63.62
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MEDIAN: C$27.49
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$30KC$60KC$90K
Salary
C$40,379 - C$79,518  
   
Bonus
C$297.99 - C$6,693  
Profit Sharing
C$1,536  
Total Pay (?
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C$39,912 - C$87,756  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$22C$44C$66
Hourly Rate
C$16.42 - C$63.62  
   
Overtime
C$21.33 - C$46.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$297.99 - C$6,693  
   
Profit Sharing
C$1,536  
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$39,912 - C$87,756  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

Pay by Experience for a Technical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 207 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $61,000 based on 161 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 145 salaries. A 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 $77,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$57,216

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Technical Writer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲35%

▲27%

▲6%

National Average
C$57,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
▲15%


▲9%


▲5%

▲4%



▲1%

National Average
C$57,000

Microsoft Word
▼1%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 20%
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