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

A Technical Writer in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $77,418 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 Adobe Acrobat. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Technical Writer in San Jose, California Total Pay (?
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$54,652 - $114,236
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $77,418
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Technical Writer in San Jose, California Total Pay (?
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$15.78 - $60.82
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,652 - $114,236  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,125  
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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$51,238 - $123,537  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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 - $18,125  
   
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).
)
$51,238 - $123,537  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$78,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in San Jose, California Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%
HTML
up arrow 14%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 10%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 9%
FrameMaker
up arrow 5%
Editing
up arrow 5%
National Average
$78,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 15%
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