Technical Writer in San Francisco Salary

The average salary for a Technical Writer in San Francisco, California is $69,917 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Project Management, Technical Writing, and Writing Procedures & Documentation. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$47,734 - $113,080
(Median)
$48K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,917
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$21.20 - $87.59
(Median)
$21
$35
$88
MEDIAN: $34.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,734 - $113,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,483  
Total Pay (?
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$48,125 - $131,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$21.20 - $87.59  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,483  
   
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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$48,125 - $131,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 138%


Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 22%

Technical Writing
up arrow 18%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 17%

Editing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$73,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 13%

FrameMaker
up arrow 14%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%

HTML
up arrow 15%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 16%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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