The average salary for a Technical Writer in Canada is C$56,078.
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Job Description for Technical Writer
Most of the time, technical writers work in offices full-time as salaried employees. They usually write instruction manuals and other documents in a way that will communicate complex, technical information in nontechnical language. They also develop, gather, and communicate technical information among customers, designers, production workers, and manufacturers. Employers of technical writers often require a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. In addition, experience with a technical subjec…Read more
Technical Writer Tasks
- Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions.
- Assist in layout work.
- Gather and research information for use in technical documentation.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Writer
The top respondents for the job title Technical Writer are from the companies Bombardier, Baylis Medical Company and SNC-Lavalin Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Bombardier where the average pay is C$78,058. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include SNC-Lavalin Inc., earning around C$51,103. Innovatia Inc. pays the lowest at around C$45,000. Baylis Medical Company also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying C$45,448.
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Popular Skills for Technical Writer
Skills in Writing Procedures & Documentation, Editing, Microsoft Word and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer
An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$46,448 based on 43 salaries. An early career Technical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,418 based on 298 salaries. A mid-career Technical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,643 based on 214 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$68,444 based on 174 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$73,712.
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Employees with Technical Writer in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 9.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Montréal, Québec (6.1% more) and Calgary, Alberta (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Waterloo, Ontario (7.1% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (2.2% less).
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