Technical Writer Salary in San Francisco (United States)

The average salary for a Technical Writer in San Francisco, California is $62,703 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Writing Procedures & Documentation, FrameMaker, and Microsoft Visio. 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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$37,396 - $106,754
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $62,703
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Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Total Pay (?
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$18.97 - $58.69
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$37,396 - $106,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
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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$38,798 - $112,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.97 - $58.69  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
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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$38,798 - $112,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Francisco, California Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 27%
FrameMaker
up arrow 24%
Microsoft Visio
up arrow 23%
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 Photoshop
up arrow 5%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%
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