The average pay for an Entry-Level Technical Writer is C$48,440 per year.

C$37,159 - C$63,728
C$37K
C$49K
C$64K
MEDIAN: C$48,891
10%
50%
90%
C$14.89 - C$39.86
C$15
C$23
C$40
MEDIAN: C$22.83
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$65K
Salary C$37,159 - C$63,728
Bonus C$305 - C$6,145
Profit Sharing C$1,425
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$35,920 - C$65,799
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 366
Hourly Data C$0C$45
Hourly Rate C$14.89 - C$39.86
Overtime C$22.42 - C$45.82
Annual Data C$0C$65K
Bonus C$305 - C$6,145
Profit Sharing C$1,425
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$35,920 - C$65,799
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 111

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.

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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.

Technical Writer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$49,171

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

Technical Writer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Technical Writer in Halifax:
"Negotiate for your pay."
Negotiate for your pay. Do not be afraid to walk away from a low-ball offer. Actively sell what you have to offer, and if the prospective employer is hiring you to fulfil a requirement rather than what you bring to the table, walk away.

Technical Writer in Montreal:
"Keep at it"
When I started, the Internet was not even born, so do not give up your dreams. If you want to, you can.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
16%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Technical Writing
▲4%

▲2%

RoboHelp
▲2%

▼0%

Adobe RoboHelp
▼0%

Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

National Average
C$49,000


Adobe FrameMaker
▼1%

Adobe InDesign
▼1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼2%





Editing
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%