The average pay for a Technical Writer in Toronto, Ontario is C$54,748 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Photoshop, Technical Writing, and XML. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$37,632 - C$81,878
C$38K
C$54K
C$82K
MEDIAN: C$54,318
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C$12.00 - C$57.50
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MEDIAN: C$28.50
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Local Salary Data (?
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C$0C$32KC$64KC$96K
Salary
C$37,632 - C$81,878  
   
Bonus
C$204.26 - C$6,776  
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C$38,035 - C$95,510  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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C$12.00 - C$57.50  
   
Overtime
C$33.07  
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Bonus
C$204.26 - C$6,776  
   
Total Pay (?
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C$38,035 - C$95,510  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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 $49,000 based on 39 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 $62,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 24 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 $76,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲40%

▲38%

▲13%

National Average
C$55,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Adobe FrameMaker
▲35%

Adobe Photoshop
▲33%

Technical Writing
▲26%

XML
▲21%

▲10%

▲4%

▲2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲1%




National Average
C$55,000


Windows Operating System General Use
▼6%

Adobe RoboHelp
▼9%

Adobe InDesign
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 21%
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