Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salary

A Technical Writer in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $76,805 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.

$50,418 - $119,359
(Median)
$50K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,804
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$19.00 - $67.50
(Median)
$19
$35
$68
MEDIAN: $34.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,418 - $119,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,747  
Total Pay (?
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$46,158 - $124,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.00 - $67.50  
   
Overtime
$32.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,747  
   
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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$46,158 - $124,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries


Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

HTML
up arrow 19%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

FrameMaker
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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