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Technical Writer Salary in Los Angeles

A Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California earns an average salary of $56,930 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Adobe Photoshop and Writing Procedures & Documentation.

$40,898 - $76,641
(Median)
$41K
$57K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,930
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50%
90%

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$14.19 - $45.98
(Median)
$14
$29
$46
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,898 - $76,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,600  
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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$36,245 - $82,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $45.98  
   
Overtime
$21.18 - $45.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,600  
   
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).
)
$36,245 - $82,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 18%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 14%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

Editing
0%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%