Technical Writer Salary in San Francisco

The average pay for a Technical Writer in San Francisco, California is $63,888 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and Writing Procedures & Documentation. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$44,295 - $105,474
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,888
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50%
90%

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$19.81 - $72.72
(Median)
$20
$31
$73
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,295 - $105,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
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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$47,316 - $118,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.81 - $72.72  
   
Overtime
$30.77 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
   
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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$47,316 - $118,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salaries


Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 32%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 19%

Editing
up arrow 9%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 2%

FrameMaker
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%

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
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%
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