The average pay for an Entry-Level Technical Writer is C$47,959 per year.

C$37,097 - C$64,945
(Median)
C$37K
C$48K
C$65K
MEDIAN: C$47,958
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C$14.68 - C$35.48
(Median)
C$15
C$21
C$35
MEDIAN: C$20
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$22KC$44KC$66K
Salary
C$37,097 - C$64,945  
   
Bonus
C$700 - C$5,500  
Profit Sharing
C$1,475  
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$35,006 - C$65,506  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$16C$32C$48
Hourly Rate
C$14.68 - C$35.48  
   
Overtime
C$23.49 - C$45.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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C$0C$32KC$64KC$96K
Bonus
C$700 - C$5,500  
   
Profit Sharing
C$1,475  
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$35,006 - C$65,506  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$47,921

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Technical Writer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Technical Writer in Halifax:
"Negotiate for your pay."
Negotiate for your pay. Do not be afraid to walk away from a low-ball offer. Actively sell what you have to offer, and if the prospective employer is hiring you to fulfil a requirement rather than what you bring to the table, walk away.

Technical Writer in Montreal:
"Keep at it"
When I started, the Internet was not even born, so do not give up your dreams. If you want to, you can.

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Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

FrameMaker
up arrow 4%

RoboHelp
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Adobe RoboHelp
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
0%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

National Average
C$48,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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