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How much does a Technical Writer make?

Updated Jan. 19, 2022
US$68,555 /yr
Average Base Pay

4,844 salaries

US$45K

Low

US$69K

Average

US$104K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Technical Writer make? The national average salary for a Technical Writer is $68,555 in United States. Filter by location to see Technical Writer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 4,844 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Technical Writer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Technical Writer$64,214 /yr
L3
Senior Technical Writer$86,727 /yr
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$91,725

per year

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$86,727

per year

Technical Writer/Editor

$64,402

per year

Technical Writing

$63,831

per year

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BlackBerry
3.6

BlackBerry

Technical Writer

$78,046

 /yr
Range: $42K - $88K
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$42K

$88K

$42,396 - $88,382 Range

Apotex
3.8

Apotex

Technical Writer

$57,457

 /yr
Range: $54K - $75K

$54K

$75K

$54,019 - $75,195 Range

SAP
4.5

SAP

Technical Writer

$74,195

 /yr
Range: $71K - $82K

$71K

$82K

$70,875 - $81,986 Range

Autodesk
4.3

Autodesk

Technical Writer

$92,940

 /yr
Range: $60K - $127K

$60K

$127K

$60,010 - $127,220 Range

IBM
4

IBM

Technical Writer

$96,717

 /yr
Range: $66K - $118K

$66K

$118K

$66,488 - $118,036 Range

University of Alberta
4.3

University of Alberta

Technical Writer

$65,299

 /yr
Range: $56K - $66K

$56K

$66K

$55,665 - $66,352 Range

GIRO
4.1

GIRO

Technical Writer

$61,628

 /yr
Range: $50K - $69K

$50K

$69K

$50,209 - $68,961 Range

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Tecsys
4

Tecsys

Technical Writer

$53,597

 /yr
Range: $44K - $59K

$44K

$59K

$44,325 - $59,090 Range

Ortec Group
3.5

Ortec Group

Technical Writer

$50,202

 /yr
Range: $48K - $56K

$48K

$56K

$47,822 - $55,965 Range

Fortinet
4.3

Fortinet

Technical Writer

$65,101

 /yr
Range: $62K - $81K

$62K

$81K

$61,634 - $80,831 Range

Innovatia Inc
3.7

Innovatia Inc

Technical Writer

$51,600

 /yr
Range: $33K - $66K

$33K

$66K

$32,567 - $66,437 Range

Bombardier
3.5

Bombardier

Technical Writer

$76,358

 /yr
Range: $56K - $83K

$56K

$83K

$56,095 - $82,828 Range

Government of Canada
4.1

Government of Canada

Technical Writer

$66,376

 /yr
Range: $55K - $71K

$55K

$71K

$55,407 - $70,784 Range

Canopy Growth Corporation
2.9

Canopy Growth Corporation

Technical Writer

$57,927

 /yr
Range: $45K - $63K

$45K

$63K

$44,734 - $62,500 Range

Ericsson-Worldwide
4

Ericsson-Worldwide

Technical Writer

$76,851

 /yr
Range: $63K - $80K

$63K

$80K

$62,924 - $80,167 Range

Innovatia Inc
3.7

Innovatia Inc

Technical Writer - Hourly Contractor

$21

 /hr
Range: $21 - $40

$21

$40

$21 - $40 Range

TELUS
4

TELUS

Technical Writer

$91,819

 /yr
Range: $59K - $100K

$59K

$100K

$58,980 - $100,186 Range

D2L
4.3

D2L

Technical Writer

$48,849

 /yr
Range: $47K - $82K

$47K

$82K

$46,540 - $81,793 Range

SAP
4.5

SAP

Technical Writer - Hourly Intern

$24

 /hr
Range: $23 - $25

$23

$25

$23 - $25 Range

Samsung Electronics
3.8

Samsung Electronics

Technical Writer

$71,296

 /yr
Range: $68K - $85K

$68K

$85K

$68,459 - $85,377 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Technical Writer salaries

The national average salary for a Technical Writer is $64,214 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Technical Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 331 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Technical Writer employees.

The highest salary for a Technical Writer in Canada is $89,326 per year.

The lowest salary for a Technical Writer in Canada is $46,161 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent technical writer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$48,672
per year
A Technical Writer and Editor in the Toronto Area area reported making $48,672 per year
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3-4 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$52,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Vancouver Area area reported making $52,000 per year
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5-7 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$68,469
per year
A Technical Writer in the Calgary Area area reported making $68,469 per year
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10+ years experience
Calgary Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$36,862
per year
A Technical Writer in the Vancouver Area area reported making $36,862 per year
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1-2 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$65,299
per year
A Technical Writer in the Edmonton Area area reported making $65,299 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Edmonton Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$75,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Toronto Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$58,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Ottawa Area area reported making $58,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Ottawa Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Edmonton Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Additional Pay
$600 cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Edmonton Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$75,000
per year
A Technical Writer in the Vancouver Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Additional Pay
$8k cash bonus
$15k stock bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public