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Technical Writer Salary in San Francisco (United States)

The average pay for a Technical Writer in San Francisco, California is $63,411 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 FrameMaker, Microsoft Visio, and Writing Procedures & Documentation. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salary (?
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$43,063 - $106,754
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $63,411
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Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salary (?
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$18.97 - $59.43
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,063 - $106,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
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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$46,260 - $117,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.97 - $59.43  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
   
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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$46,260 - $117,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%
National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salaries

FrameMaker
up arrow 28%
Microsoft Visio
up arrow 22%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 16%
Editing
up arrow 9%
HTML
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$64,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 21%