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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Technical Writers in Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,230
25th Percentile Wage
$77,160
50th Percentile Wage
$92,040
75th Percentile Wage
$104,160
90th Percentile Wage
$122,800

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 $122,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $52,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of technical writers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,040
5.82% 25.64%
2016
$86,680
9.21% -
2015
$78,700
7.53% -
2014
$72,770
5.48% -
2013
$68,780
0.49% -
2012
$68,440
- -

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 $92,040 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 16.6 percent (16.6%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 27.1 percent (27.1%) higher than that in the lowest paying Stockton.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$110,330
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$100,710
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$92,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$90,270
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$88,200
Vallejo-Fairfield
$86,890
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$84,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$82,720
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$82,280
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$81,370
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$80,140
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$76,520
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$76,140
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$76,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$73,000
Fresno
$70,860
Bakersfield-Delano
$69,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$68,670
Stockton
$67,070



See also: Top paying jobs in Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California.