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Total Workforce
54,237
Average Age
44.6
Estimated Job Growth
10.2%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$67,200
Average Male Salary
$73,276
Average Female Salary
$62,231

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Technical writers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Technical writers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Technical writers, by average wage, is Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing. Technical writers are paid most in Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in San Jose (West Central) & Campbell Cities PUMA, CA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Technical writers in the US. The average age of male Technical writers in the workforce is 46.8 and of female Technical writers is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Technical writers is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Technical writers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Technical writers is English but a relatively high number of Technical writers hold a major in Communication Technologies.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Technical writers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Technical writers need many skills, but most especially Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Technical writers need more than the average amount of Writing, Operations Analysis, and Reading Comprehension.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Technical writers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Technical writers are expected to see a growth of 10.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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