The average salary for a Technical Writer in San Diego, California is $55,656 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are FrameMaker, Adobe FrameMaker, Project Management, and HTML.

$44,824 - $73,873
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MEDIAN: $55,655
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$44,824 - $73,873  
   
Bonus
$986 - $6,082  
Total Pay (?
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$41,886 - $74,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$23.17  
   
Overtime
$34.48  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$986 - $6,082  
   
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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$41,886 - $74,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 30%


National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

FrameMaker
up arrow 44%

Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 31%

Project Management
up arrow 29%

HTML
up arrow 26%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Editing
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$56,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

XML
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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