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

The average salary for a Technical Writer in San Diego, California is $61,796 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are FrameMaker and Writing Procedures & Documentation.
Technical Writer in San Diego, California Salary (?
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$44,244 - $80,162
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $61,795
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Technical Writer in San Diego, California Salary (?
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$15.57 - $41.62
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,244 - $80,162  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$41,658 - $85,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.57 - $41.62  
   
Overtime
$23.57 - $54.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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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$41,658 - $85,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Diego, California Salaries

FrameMaker
up arrow 24%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 12%
XML
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Office
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
Adobe Acrobat
0%
National Average
$63,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Editing
up arrow 3%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%