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Technical Writer Salary in Los Angeles

The average salary for a Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California is $56,229 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. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Writing Procedures & Documentation, Adobe Photoshop, and Windows Operating System General Use.

$40,508 - $77,123
(Median)
$41K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,229
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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 (?
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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,508 - $77,123  
   
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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$36,112 - $84,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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 (?
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).
)
$36,112 - $84,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 22%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 19%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

Editing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Word
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
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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