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Technical Writer Salary in San Diego, California

The average salary for a Technical Writer in San Diego, California is $62,162 per year. A skill in FrameMaker is associated with high pay for this job.

$43,356 - $78,734
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$79K
MEDIAN: $62,162
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90%

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$15.89 - $42.08
(Median)
$16
$31
$42
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,356 - $78,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
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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$41,783 - $84,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $42.08  
   
Overtime
$30.00 - $55.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
   
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).
)
$41,783 - $84,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer in San Diego, California

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 13%


National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Diego, California Salaries

FrameMaker
up arrow 16%

HTML
up arrow 8%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 8%

XML
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%