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Google Technical Writer Salaries in Greater Seattle Area

The median Technical Writer compensation in Greater Seattle Area package at Google totals $211K per year. View the base salary, stock, and bonus breakdowns for Google's total compensation packages. Last updated: 7/16/2024

Median Package
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Google
Technical Writer
Seattle, WA
Total per year
$211K
Level
L4
Base
$125K
Stock (/yr)
$63K
Bonus
$23K
Years at company
7 Years
Years exp
9 Years
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Vesting Schedule

38%

YR 1

32%

YR 2

20%

YR 3

10%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Google, Main RSUs are subject to a 4-year vesting schedule:

  • 38% vests in the 1st-year (3.17% monthly)

  • 32% vests in the 2nd-year (2.67% monthly)

  • 20% vests in the 3rd-year (1.67% monthly)

  • 10% vests in the 4th-year (0.83% monthly)

Google commonly refers to RSU as GSU (Google Stock Unit). Although the name is different, it is the same as RSU's. Google's Vesting Schedule may vary between monthly and quarterly vesting depending on the number of shares you recieve: less than 32 GSUs (Annually), 32 - 63 GSUs (Semi-annually), 64 - 159 GSUs (Quarterly) and 160+ GSUs (Monthly).

33%

YR 1

33%

YR 2

22%

YR 3

12%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Google, Main RSUs are subject to a 4-year vesting schedule:

  • 33% vests in the 1st-year (2.75% monthly)

  • 33% vests in the 2nd-year (2.75% monthly)

  • 22% vests in the 3rd-year (1.83% monthly)

  • 12% vests in the 4th-year (1.00% monthly)

Google commonly refers to RSU as GSU (Google Stock Unit). Although the name is different, it is the same as RSU's. Google's Vesting Schedule may vary between monthly and quarterly vesting depending on the number of shares you recieve: less than 32 GSUs (Annually), 32 - 63 GSUs (Semi-annually), 64 - 159 GSUs (Quarterly) and 160+ GSUs (Monthly).

50%

YR 1

28%

YR 2

12%

YR 3

10%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Google, Main RSUs are subject to a 4-year vesting schedule:

  • 50% vests in the 1st-year (4.17% monthly)

  • 28% vests in the 2nd-year (2.33% monthly)

  • 12% vests in the 3rd-year (1.00% monthly)

  • 10% vests in the 4th-year (0.83% monthly)

Google commonly refers to RSU as GSU (Google Stock Unit). Although the name is different, it is the same as RSU's. Google's Vesting Schedule may vary between monthly and quarterly vesting depending on the number of shares you recieve: less than 32 GSUs (Annually), 32 - 63 GSUs (Semi-annually), 64 - 159 GSUs (Quarterly) and 160+ GSUs (Monthly).

36%

YR 1

28%

YR 2

20%

YR 3

16%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Google, Main RSUs are subject to a 4-year vesting schedule:

  • 36% vests in the 1st-year (3.00% monthly)

  • 28% vests in the 2nd-year (2.33% monthly)

  • 20% vests in the 3rd-year (1.67% monthly)

  • 16% vests in the 4th-year (1.33% monthly)

Google commonly refers to RSU as GSU (Google Stock Unit). Although the name is different, it is the same as RSU's. Google's Vesting Schedule may vary between monthly and quarterly vesting depending on the number of shares you recieve: less than 32 GSUs (Annually), 32 - 63 GSUs (Semi-annually), 64 - 159 GSUs (Quarterly) and 160+ GSUs (Monthly).

25%

YR 1

25%

YR 2

25%

YR 3

25%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Google, Main RSUs are subject to a 4-year vesting schedule:

  • 25% vests in the 1st-year (2.08% monthly)

  • 25% vests in the 2nd-year (2.08% monthly)

  • 25% vests in the 3rd-year (2.08% monthly)

  • 25% vests in the 4th-year (2.08% monthly)

Google commonly refers to RSU as GSU (Google Stock Unit). Although the name is different, it is the same as RSU's. Google's Vesting Schedule may vary between monthly and quarterly vesting depending on the number of shares you recieve: less than 32 GSUs (Annually), 32 - 63 GSUs (Semi-annually), 64 - 159 GSUs (Quarterly) and 160+ GSUs (Monthly).



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The highest paying salary package reported for a Technical Writer at Google in Greater Seattle Area sits at a yearly total compensation of $335,000. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Google for the Technical Writer role in Greater Seattle Area is $206,000.

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