A Technical Writer in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $81,132 per year.

$56,500 - $115,238
(Median)
$56K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,132
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$24.14 - $96.55
(Median)
$24
$40
$97
MEDIAN: $39.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$56,500 - $115,238  
   
Bonus
$3,987 - $20,361  
Total Pay (?
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$53,007 - $157,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$24.14 - $96.55  
   
Overtime
$39.93  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$3,987 - $20,361  
   
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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$53,007 - $157,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 103%


Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$85,000

Editing
up arrow 8%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 20%

HTML
up arrow 23%

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 25%

FrameMaker
up arrow 26%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 27%

XML
up arrow 27%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 29%

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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