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

A Technical Writer in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $79,168 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 Microsoft Office, HTML, and FrameMaker. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Technical Writer in San Jose, California Total Pay (?
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$55,183 - $111,060
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110K
MEDIAN: $79,168
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Technical Writer in San Jose, California Total Pay (?
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$16.00 - $60.00
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,183 - $111,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,359  
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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$51,505 - $122,623  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $60.00  
   
Overtime
$40.00 - $84.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,359  
   
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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$51,505 - $122,623  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$79,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%
HTML
up arrow 12%
FrameMaker
up arrow 10%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 9%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 8%
Editing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$79,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 votes.
Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 14%
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