C$74,208
Avg. Salary
C$50.87
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$4,919

Bonus

C$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Technical Writer is C$50.87 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Technical Writer is C$74,208 per year.

C$23.25
10%
C$50.87
50%
C$78.35
90%
MEDIAN C$50.87
C$58k
10%
C$74k
50%
C$94k
90%
MEDIAN C$74,208
C$57,873 - C$93,838
C$58K
C$74K
C$94K
MEDIAN: C$74,208
10%
50%
90%
C$23.25 - C$78.35
C$23
C$51
C$78
MEDIAN: C$50.87
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$105K
Salary C$57,873 - C$93,838
Bonus C$1,003 - C$8,970
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$58,006 - C$105,563
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 183
Hourly Data C$0C$78
Hourly Rate C$23.25 - C$78.35
Overtime C$40.00
Annual Data C$0C$105K
Bonus C$1,003 - C$8,970
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$58,006 - C$105,563
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

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.

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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

7%

-3%

-4%

-17%

National Average: C$77,439

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
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Senior Technical Writer Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
C$77,000

▼4%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Writer Salaries

DITA
▲10%


Technical Writing
▲6%



National Average
C$77,000

XML
▼3%

▼6%

▼8%

Adobe Photoshop
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

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