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Principal Technical Writer Salaries

6,164 Salaries

Average Base Pay
$71,761 / yr
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$3,650
Range$808 - $11,282

How much does a Principal Technical Writer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Technical Writer is $71,761 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Technical Writer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 6,164 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Technical Writer employees.

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Principal Technical Writer

Oracle

$102,418/yr

Range: $80K - $127K

28 salaries

$102,418/yr
$80K$127K

Principal Technical Writer - Hourly

Oracle

$54/hr

Range: $44 - $60

16 salaries

$54/hr
$44$60

Principal Technical Writer

EMC

$110,700/yr

Range: $101K - $114K

5 salaries

$110,700/yr
$101K$114K

Principal Technical Writer

CA Technologies

$112,098/yr

Range: $96K - $128K

5 salaries

$112,098/yr
$96K$128K

Principal Technical Writer

NortonLifeLock

$101,984/yr

Range: $91K - $126K

4 salaries

$101,984/yr
$91K$126K

Principal Technical Writer

Dell Technologies

$110,475/yr

Range: $104K - $120K

3 salaries

$110,475/yr
$104K$120K

Principal Technical Writer

Informatica

$129,113/yr

Range: $120K - $132K

3 salaries

$129,113/yr
$120K$132K

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Principal Technical Writer

IBM

$105,665/yr

Range: $76K - $137K

2 salaries

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$76K - $137K
$76K$137K

Principal Technical Writer

Raytheon Technologies

$101,841/yr

Range: $93K - $110K

2 salaries

About
$93K - $110K
$93K$110K

Principal Technical Writer

Salesforce

$198,482/yr

Range: $184K - $211K

2 salaries

About
$184K - $211K
$184K$211K

Principal Technical Writer - Hourly

EMC

$47/hr

Range: $41 - $53

2 salaries

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$41 - $53hourly
$41$53

Principal Technical Writer

TIBCO Software

$115,990/yr

Range: $106K - $126K

2 salaries

About
$106K - $126K
$106K$126K

Principal Technical Writer

Hexagon

$72,404/yr

Range: $68K - $77K

2 salaries

About
$68K - $77K
$68K$77K

Principal Technical Writer

RSA Security

$109,753/yr

Range: $104K - $114K

2 salaries

About
$104K - $114K
$104K$114K

Principal Technical Writer

Cisco Systems

$135,392/yr

Range: $131K - $140K

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$131K - $140K
$131K$140K

Principal Technical Writer

HCL Technologies

$76,357/yr

Range: $74K - $80K

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$74K - $80K
$74K$80K

Principal Technical Writer

Northrop Grumman

$78,378/yr

Range: $75K - $82K

1 employee salary or estimate

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$75K - $82K
$75K$82K

Principal Technical Writer

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE

$48,287/yr

Range: $46K - $51K

1 employee salary or estimate

About
$46K - $51K
$46K$51K

Principal Technical Writer - Hourly Contractor

VMware

$53/hr

Range: $51 - $55

1 employee salary or estimate

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$51 - $55hourly
$51$55

Principal Technical Writer

VMware

$125,939/yr

Range: $120K - $132K

1 employee salary or estimate

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$120K - $132K
$120K$132K
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Recent Salary Reports

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$155,000
per year
A Principal Technical Writer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $155,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$96,000
per year
A Principal Technical Writer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $96,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$204,623
per year
A Principal Technical Writer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $204,623 per year
Additional Pay
$2 cash bonus
$1 stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$141,771
per year
A Principal Technical Writer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $141,771 per year
Additional Pay
$15 cash bonus
$400 stock bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$33
hourly
A Principal Technical Writer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $33 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$52
hourly
A Principal Technical Writer in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $52 per hour
Additional Pay
$500 stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$13,053
monthly
A Principal Technical Writer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $13,053 per month
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$78,378
per year
A Principal Technical Writer in the Orlando, FL Area area reported making $78,378 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Orlando, FL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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