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Principal Technical Writer Salaries

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5,993 SalariesUpdated May 5, 2018
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Average Base Pay
$75,310/yr
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$3,764
Range$829 - $11,690
How much does a Principal Technical Writer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Technical Writer is $75,310 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Technical Writer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 5,993 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Technical Writer employees.

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      Oracle
      $100,306/yr
      Range: $88K - $120K
      21 salaries
      $100,306
      $88K$120K
      Oracle
      $51/hr
      Range: $42 - $58
      14 salaries
      $51
      $42$58
      EMC
      $106,911/yr
      Range: $97K - $131K
      5 salaries
      $106,911
      $97K$131K
      Symantec
      $98,921/yr
      Range: $85K - $118K
      4 salaries
      $98,921
      $85K$118K
      CA Technologies
      $101,678/yr
      Range: $90K - $110K
      4 salaries
      $101,678
      $90K$110K
      Dell
      $106,931/yr
      Range: $100K - $114K
      3 salaries
      $106,931
      $100K$114K
      Informatica
      $120,572/yr
      Range: $113K - $125K
      3 salaries
      $120,572
      $113K$125K

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      EMC
      $45/hr
      Range: $39 - $51
      2 salaries
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      $39 - $51
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      $39$51
      TIBCO Software
      $110,785/yr
      Range: $101K - $122K
      2 salaries
      About
      $101K - $122K
      $101K$122K
      Okta
      $164,559/yr
      Range: $154K - $177K
      2 salaries
      About
      $154K - $177K
      $154K$177K
      IBM
      $123,133/yr
      Range: $118K - $129K
      1 employee salary or estimate
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      $118K - $129K
      $118K$129K
      Cisco Systems
      $130,457/yr
      Range: $126K - $134K
      1 employee salary or estimate
      About
      $126K - $134K
      $126K$134K
      HCL Technologies
      $73,135/yr
      Range: $69K - $76K
      1 employee salary or estimate
      About
      $69K - $76K
      $69K$76K
      VMware
      $50/hr
      Range: $48 - $52
      1 employee salary or estimate
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      $48 - $52
      hourly
      $48$52
      Medtronic
      $103,934/yr
      Range: $100K - $108K
      1 employee salary or estimate
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      $100K - $108K
      $100K$108K
      Citrix
      $116,000/yr
      Range: $113K - $123K
      1 employee salary or estimate
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      $113K - $123K
      $113K$123K
      National Instruments
      $100,351/yr
      Range: $96K - $103K
      1 employee salary or estimate
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      $96K - $103K
      $96K$103K
      AbbVie
      $105,034/yr
      Range: $102K - $109K
      1 employee salary or estimate
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      $102K - $109K
      $102K$109K
      PTC
      $84,917/yr
      Range: $82K - $89K
      1 employee salary or estimate
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      $82K - $89K
      $82K$89K
      NetSuite
      $119,803/yr
      Range: $116K - $125K
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      $116K - $125K
      $116K$125K

      Recent Salary Reports

      Below are the most recent Principal Technical Writer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

      $169,000
      per year
      A Principal Technical Writer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $169,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      501 to 1000 employees
      Company - Public
      $96,000
      per year
      A Principal Technical Writer in the Cambridge, MD Area area reported making $96,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Cambridge, MD Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $109,000
      per year
      A Principal Technical Writer in the Coos Bay, OR Area area reported making $109,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $1k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Coos Bay, OR Area area
      Full-time
       
      501 to 1000 employees
      Company - Public
      $85,000
      per year
      A Principal Technical Writer in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $85,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Denver, CO Area area
      Full-time
       
      51 to 200 employees
      Contract
      $113,792
      per year
      A Principal Technical Writer in the Worcester, MA Area area reported making $113,792 per year
      Additional Pay
      $10k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Worcester, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Private
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