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Technical Writers Salary Information in San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of technical writers in San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of technical writers in San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles 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 Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,310
25th Percentile Wage
$82,180
50th Percentile Wage
$100,710
75th Percentile Wage
$115,520
90th Percentile Wage
$126,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $126,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $65,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.40
25th Percentile Wage
$39.51
50th Percentile Wage
$48.42
75th Percentile Wage
$55.54
90th Percentile Wage
$60.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for technical writers in San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.69. The median hourly salary is $48.42. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.40.

Table 3. Compare Technical Writers Salary in San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $100,710, San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles is the second highest paying city for technical writers in state of California, following the highest paying city San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (median annual salary of $109,330). Compared with San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, the median annual salary of technical writers in San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles is 7.9 percent (7.9%) lower.

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 Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California.