A Technical Writer in Ottawa, Ontario earns an average salary of C$53,543 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are XML, Adobe FrameMaker, FrameMaker, Editing, and Microsoft Word.

C$41,545 - C$81,044
C$42K
C$59K
C$81K
MEDIAN: C$59,479
10%
50%
90%
C$18.95 - C$58.17
C$19
C$38
C$58
MEDIAN: C$38.00
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$86K
Salary C$41,545 - C$81,044
Bonus C$0.00 - C$6,895
Profit Sharing C$4,425
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$40,944 - C$86,961
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 73
Hourly Data C$0C$58
Hourly Rate C$18.95 - C$58.17
Overtime C$45.00
Annual Data C$0C$86K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$6,895
Profit Sharing C$4,425
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$40,944 - C$86,961
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

Pay by Experience for a Technical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$45,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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$76,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$82,000 based on 11 salaries. A 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$83,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲34%

▲33%

Mid-Career
▲24%

National Average
C$62,000

▼26%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
▲34%


▲15%

Editing
▲11%


Adobe RoboHelp
▲6%

Microsoft Excel
▲6%

RoboHelp
▲3%


National Average
C$62,000

Windows Operating System General Use
▼3%



▼15%

Adobe Photoshop
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 25%