Technical Writer in San Francisco Salary

A Technical Writer in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $83,868 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$58,723 - $123,576
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$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,868
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$24.02 - $99.67
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MEDIAN: $39.31
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,723 - $123,576  
   
Bonus
$3,854 - $17,517  
Total Pay (?
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$53,065 - $166,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$24.02 - $99.67  
   
Overtime
$39.93  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$3,854 - $17,517  
   
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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$53,065 - $166,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
864,816
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
▲101%

▲23%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$88,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Technical Writing
▲4%

National Average
$88,000

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼2%

Adobe InDesign
▼2%

Project Management
▼4%

Editing
▼8%

Microsoft Office
▼15%

Microsoft Word
▼15%

Adobe Photoshop
▼19%

Microsoft Excel
▼19%

HTML
▼23%

XML
▼26%

Microsoft Visio
▼28%

FrameMaker
▼29%

Adobe Acrobat
▼29%

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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