A Technical Writer in Ottawa, Ontario earns an average salary of C$53,543 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are XML, Adobe FrameMaker, FrameMaker, Editing, and Microsoft Word.

C$38,630 - C$82,117
C$39K
C$54K
C$82K
MEDIAN: C$54,045
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C$18.12 - C$288.06
C$18
C$42
C$290
MEDIAN: C$41.90
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Local Salary Data (?
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C$0C$32KC$64KC$96K
Salary
C$38,630 - C$82,117  
   
Bonus
C$4,000  
Profit Sharing
C$4,425  
Total Pay (?
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C$38,779 - C$93,468  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Hourly Rate
C$18.12 - C$288.06  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$200KC$400KC$600K
Bonus
C$4,000  
   
Profit Sharing
C$4,425  
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$38,779 - C$93,468  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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 $45,000 based on 21 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 $76,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 11 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 $83,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲50%

▲49%

Mid-Career
▲39%

National Average
C$55,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
▲50%

▲29%


Editing
▲25%


Adobe RoboHelp
▲18%

Microsoft Excel
▲18%

RoboHelp
▲16%


Windows Operating System General Use
▲9%



National Average
C$55,000

▼5%

Adobe Photoshop
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 23%
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