Technical Writer Salary in Los Angeles

The average salary for a Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California is $56,178 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Adobe Photoshop is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,617 - $81,422

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$13.48 - $45.86

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,617 - $81,422  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,332  
Total Pay (?
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$34,960 - $90,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $45.86  
   
Overtime
$21.18 - $45.78  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,332  
   
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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$34,960 - $90,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 11%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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