Technical Writer Salary in San Diego, California

The average salary for a Technical Writer in San Diego, California is $61,437 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are FrameMaker and HTML.

$44,873 - $78,524
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$79K
MEDIAN: $61,436
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$15.78 - $42.25
(Median)
$16
$31
$42
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,873 - $78,524  
   
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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$42,579 - $84,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $42.25  
   
Overtime
$29.80 - $55.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$42,579 - $84,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 13%


National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Diego, California Salaries

FrameMaker
up arrow 16%

HTML
up arrow 11%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

XML
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Adobe Acrobat
0%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 11%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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