Technical Writer Salary in San Francisco, California (United States)

The average salary for a Technical Writer in San Francisco, California is $61,503 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Microsoft Visio, Writing Procedures & Documentation, and FrameMaker. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Total Pay (?
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$38,432 - $105,060
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $61,502
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Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Total Pay (?
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$19.20 - $57.90
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$38,432 - $105,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,406  
Total Pay (?
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$40,118 - $110,421  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.20 - $57.90  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,406  
   
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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$40,118 - $110,421  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 25%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 19%
FrameMaker
up arrow 17%
HTML
up arrow 2%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%
Editing
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
National Average
$63,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 15 votes.
Gender
Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%
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