Technical Writer Salary in San Francisco (United States)

The average pay for a Technical Writer in San Francisco, California is $62,597 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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$38,000 - $105,734
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $62,597
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Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salary (?
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$18.82 - $59.13
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$38,000 - $105,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,500  
Total Pay (?
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$39,152 - $112,151  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.82 - $59.13  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,500  
   
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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$39,152 - $112,151  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%
National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salaries

FrameMaker
up arrow 24%
Microsoft Visio
up arrow 23%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 18%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%
HTML
up arrow 3%
Editing
up arrow 3%
National Average
$64,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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