A Technical Writer in Calgary, Alberta earns an average salary of C$64,327 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe FrameMaker, and Windows Operating System General Use.

C$39,858 - C$91,762
C$40K
C$61K
C$92K
MEDIAN: C$61,441
10%
50%
90%
C$19.58 - C$73.01
C$20
C$41
C$73
MEDIAN: C$41.01
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$117K
Salary C$39,858 - C$91,762
Bonus C$3,500
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$40,085 - C$117,880
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data C$0C$73
Hourly Rate C$19.58 - C$73.01
Overtime C$34.88
Annual Data C$0C$117K
Bonus C$3,500
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$40,085 - C$117,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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

  • Gather and research information for use in technical documentation.
  • Assist in layout work.
  • Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions.

Technical Writer Job Listings

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲29%

Experienced
▲23%

National Average
C$64,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries


Adobe Acrobat
▲23%

Adobe FrameMaker
▲23%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲23%

Adobe InDesign
▲8%

Technical Writing
▲1%

HTML
▲1%

Adobe RoboHelp
▼0%

National Average
C$64,000

Adobe Illustrator
▼2%


Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼9%

RoboHelp
▼10%

Microsoft Excel
▼12%

▼13%

Adobe Photoshop
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 40%