Technical Writer in San Jose Salary

A Technical Writer in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $81,195 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Adobe FrameMaker and HTML. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$49,411 - $135,028
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$84K
$140K
MEDIAN: $84,303
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$19.80 - $64.11
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$0$135K
Salary $49,411 - $135,028
Bonus $7,500
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$47,181 - $134,631
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $19.80 - $64.11
Overtime $45.78
Annual Data $0$134K
Bonus $7,500
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$47,181 - $134,631
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
4.1%

Technical Writer Job Listings

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲33%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Adobe FrameMaker
▲14%

HTML
▲10%

Microsoft Office
▲2%

Microsoft Excel
▲2%

National Average
$81,000

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Adobe Acrobat
▼4%

▼7%

FrameMaker
▼8%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼38%

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 17%