The annual and hourly salary statistics of technical writers in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of technical writers in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$40,990|
|25th Percentile Wage||$57,730|
|50th Percentile Wage||$81,370|
|75th Percentile Wage||$100,560|
|90th Percentile Wage||$136,160|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $136,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $40,990.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of technical writers from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||2-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $81,370 in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta is in the middle of salary range for technical writers in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of technical writers in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta is 26.2 percent (26.2%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 17.6 percent (17.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying Stockton.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |