Technical Writer Salary in Los Angeles

The average salary for a Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California is $55,777 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.

$39,479 - $79,523
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,777
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90%

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$14.43 - $45.97
(Median)
$14
$29
$46
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,479 - $79,523  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,203  
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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$35,796 - $88,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $45.97  
   
Overtime
$21.18 - $45.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,203  
   
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).
)
$35,796 - $88,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 18%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 10%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$57,000

Editing
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%
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