C$75,153
Avg. Salary
C$51.20
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$4,947

Bonus

C$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Technical Writer is C$51.20 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Technical Writer is C$75,153 per year.

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C$23.21
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C$51.20
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C$78.91
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MEDIAN C$51.20
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C$59k
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C$95k
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MEDIAN C$75,153
C$59,302 - C$94,710
C$59K
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MEDIAN: C$75,153
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C$23.21 - C$78.91
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MEDIAN: C$51.20
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C$0C$107K
Salary C$59,302 - C$94,710
Bonus C$988 - C$9,899
Profit Sharing C$3,000
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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C$59,306 - C$107,077
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 168
Hourly Data C$0C$78
Hourly Rate C$23.21 - C$78.91
Overtime C$1.50
Annual Data C$0C$107K
Bonus C$988 - C$9,899
Profit Sharing C$3,000
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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C$59,306 - C$107,077
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

Job Description for Senior Technical Writer

Senior technical writers create detailed articles for magazines or online journals and publications in specialized fields, and may also write and edit technical operators' manuals and even certification tests. The senior-level designation normally implies that they handle the most important technical writing within a company, and they may also assign and edit the work of junior-level technical writers and review their submissions for accuracy.

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Senior Technical Writer Tasks
  • Organize, review, and write materials for clarity and message.
  • Standardize documentation for layout, style, and language, and create templates and scripts to automate as possible.
  • Work with project teams to create documentation for diverse groups.
  • Track revisions and edits, and maintain files.
  • Review and improve formatting and visual components, and select drawings and specifications.

Senior Technical Writer Pay By Employer

$0$146K

$88,367

Microsoft Corp
10 profiles
$122,768

$110,000

Medtronic, Inc.
5 profiles
$77,889

Senior Technical Writer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Technical Writer

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Writer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Technical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Technical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$68,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Technical Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$74,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Senior Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$79,000 based on 63 salaries. A Senior Technical Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$81,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

6%

-4%

-5%

-18%

National Average: C$78,500

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Technical Writer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Technical Writer?

Senior Technical Writer in Vancouver:
"Great Job"
Pros: Interesting job with ability to do a lot of communications within the company. Using new tools for tech writing and communications.
Cons: Company doesn't do any planning for my area. I would like to be able to do more project management of tech writing projects but they like the ad hoc basis of service.

Senior Technical Writer in Calgary:
"Woking as a Technical Writer/Communicator"
Pros: Challenging, variety of media
Cons: Work load, short deadlines

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Key Stats for Senior Technical Writer

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Senior Technical Writer Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
C$78,000

▼5%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Writer Salaries

DITA
▲8%


Technical Writing
▲5%



National Average
C$78,000

XML
▼4%

▼8%

▼9%

Adobe Photoshop
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 12%