The average pay for an Entry-Level Technical Writer is C$48,440 per year.

C$37,312 - C$64,145
C$37K
C$49K
C$64K
MEDIAN: C$48,830
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C$14.97 - C$35.36
C$15
C$20
C$35
MEDIAN: C$20.41
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$22KC$44KC$66K
Salary
C$37,312 - C$64,145  
   
Bonus
C$783 - C$5,182  
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$36,149 - C$65,113  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$16C$32C$48
Hourly Rate
C$14.97 - C$35.36  
   
Overtime
C$22.40 - C$45.10  
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$783 - C$5,182  
   
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$36,149 - C$65,113  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$48,721

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Technical Writer Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Technical Writing
▲5%

▲3%

RoboHelp
▲2%

▲1%

Adobe Photoshop
▲1%


Adobe FrameMaker
▼0%

Adobe RoboHelp
▼0%

Adobe InDesign
▼0%

National Average
C$49,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼2%




Editing
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 16%
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