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Technical Writers Salary Information in Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of technical writers in Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of technical writers in Santa Rosa-Petaluma 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 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,650
25th Percentile Wage
$75,410
50th Percentile Wage
$86,680
75th Percentile Wage
$97,980
90th Percentile Wage
$108,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $108,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $67,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.52
25th Percentile Wage
$36.26
50th Percentile Wage
$41.67
75th Percentile Wage
$47.11
90th Percentile Wage
$52.17

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for technical writers in Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $52.17. The median hourly salary is $41.67. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.52.

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
201686,6809.21%21.04%
201578,7007.53%-
201472,7705.48%-
201368,7800.49%-
201268,440--

Table 3. Compare Technical Writers Salary in Santa Rosa-Petaluma with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $86,680 in Santa Rosa-Petaluma is in the middle of salary range for technical writers in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of technical writers in Santa Rosa-Petaluma is 20.7 percent (20.7%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 26.5 percent (26.5%) 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 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California.