The average pay for a Senior Technical Writer in San Diego, California is $91,237 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Adobe FrameMaker and XML. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

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MEDIAN: $91,236
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$654 - $12,416  
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$72,874 - $136,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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$41.71  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
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$72,874 - $136,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Key Stats for Senior Technical Writer

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Senior Technical Writer Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$90,000

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Writer Salaries

Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 28%

XML
up arrow 11%

Editing
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

National Average
$90,000

Procedures
up arrow 3%

FrameMaker
up arrow 4%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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