Technical Writer in San Diego, California Salary

The average salary for a Technical Writer in San Diego, California is $57,416 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are FrameMaker, Adobe FrameMaker, Project Management, and HTML.

$48,056 - $92,502
$48K
$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $59,623
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$22.04 - $49.13
$26
MEDIAN: $26.50
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$0$95K
Salary $48,056 - $92,502
Bonus $990 - $8,877
Total Pay (?
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$47,585 - $95,021
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $26.50
Overtime $34.12
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $990 - $8,877
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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$47,585 - $95,021
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

Technical Writer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

Pay by Experience for a Technical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 28 salaries. A Technical Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Experienced
▲21%

Late-Career
▲21%

▲10%

National Average
$60,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

FrameMaker
▲34%

Adobe FrameMaker
▲22%

Project Management
▲20%

HTML
▲17%

Microsoft Excel
▲1%

National Average
$60,000

▼1%


Microsoft Visio
▼1%



Adobe Illustrator
▼10%


XML
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 8%
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