Technical Writer Salary in San Jose, California

A Technical Writer in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $75,728 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, Writing Procedures & Documentation, and Microsoft Excel. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$50,892 - $118,712

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$15.30 - $60.40

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Salary
$50,892 - $118,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,658  
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$44,737 - $122,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $60.40  
   
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Bonus
$0.00 - $24,658  
   
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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$44,737 - $122,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salaries


Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salaries

HTML
up arrow 20%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%

Editing
up arrow 2%

FrameMaker
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 21%
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