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Technical Writer Salary in San Jose, California

A Technical Writer in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $77,651 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are HTML and Writing Procedures & Documentation. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
$54,001 - $112,975
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $77,650
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$15.40 - $63.02
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,001 - $112,975  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
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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$51,883 - $123,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$32.00 - $74.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,426  
   
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).
)
$51,883 - $123,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salaries


National Average
$77,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salaries

HTML
up arrow 16%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Editing
up arrow 5%

FrameMaker
up arrow 4%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 15%