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Technical Writers Salary Information in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of technical writers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of technical writers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Technical Writers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,330
25th Percentile Wage
$63,960
50th Percentile Wage
$81,720
75th Percentile Wage
$105,420
90th Percentile Wage
$127,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $53,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.64
25th Percentile Wage
$30.75
50th Percentile Wage
$39.29
75th Percentile Wage
$50.68
90th Percentile Wage
$61.27

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for technical writers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.27. The median hourly salary is $39.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.64.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of technical writers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201681,720-2.08%-5.58%
201583,420-1.21%-
201484,4300.31%-
201384,170-2.51%-
201286,280--

Table 3. Compare Technical Writers Salary in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $81,720 in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont is in the middle of salary range for technical writers in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of technical writers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont is 25.3 percent (25.3%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 22.0 percent (22.0%) higher than that in the lowest paying Bakersfield-Delano.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$109,330
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$100,710
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$91,830
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$89,800
Vallejo-Fairfield
$86,890
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$86,680
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$81,950
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$81,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$81,720
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$81,370
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$80,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$77,210
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$76,140
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$76,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$73,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$70,780
Bakersfield-Delano
$63,710

See also: Top paying jobs in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California.