Technical Writer Salary in San Jose, California (United States)

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 Microsoft Office. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salary (?
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$54,530 - $115,624
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $77,650
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Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salary (?
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$15.78 - $60.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,530 - $115,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,727  
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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$51,139 - $123,672  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $60.82  
   
Overtime
$40.00 - $84.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,727  
   
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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$51,139 - $123,672  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salaries

National Average
$78,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%
HTML
up arrow 14%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 8%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 6%
FrameMaker
up arrow 5%
Editing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$78,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 15%
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