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

The average salary for a Technical Writer in San Diego, California is $63,478 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are FrameMaker and Writing Procedures & Documentation.
Technical Writer in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$44,592 - $81,214
(Median)
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63K
74K
81K
MEDIAN: $63,478
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Technical Writer in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$15.93 - $40.78
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,592 - $81,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
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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$42,572 - $85,157  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.93 - $40.78  
   
Overtime
$23.41 - $53.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
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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$42,572 - $85,157  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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.

Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Diego, California Salaries

FrameMaker
up arrow 26%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 14%
XML
up arrow 9%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%
HTML
up arrow 4%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
National Average
$64,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Editing
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 12%

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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