Technical Writer in San Jose Salary

A Technical Writer in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $81,195 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 Adobe FrameMaker and HTML. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$39,453 - $105,468
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MEDIAN: $81,195
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$19.87 - $63.62
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Salary
$39,453 - $105,468  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$41,082 - $112,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$45.78  
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$41,082 - $112,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
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Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲38%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Adobe FrameMaker
▲18%

HTML
▲14%

Microsoft Office
▲6%

Microsoft Excel
▲6%

Microsoft Word
▲1%

Adobe Acrobat
▼0%

National Average
$78,000

▼3%

FrameMaker
▼5%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼36%

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 25%
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