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Technical Writers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $39.15
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Technical Writers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$30.80 $38.88 $49.23
Minnesota
$31.39 $39.15 $49.35
Central Minnesota
$29.85 $36.97 $40.68
Northeast Minnesota
$35.41 $38.25 $45.75
Northwest Minnesota
$24.39 $30.40 $38.19
Southeast Minnesota
$28.97 $38.42 $48.02
Southwest Minnesota
$23.27 $30.40 $35.15
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$31.29 $39.74 $48.87

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,250 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Technical Writers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,446 new Technical Writers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Technical Writers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 52,300 58,300 6,100 11.6%
Minnesota 1,418 1,552 134 9.4%
Central Minnesota 42 48 6 14.3%
Northeast Minnesota 21 22 1 4.8%
Northwest Minnesota 35 39 4 11.4%
Southeast Minnesota 46 48 2 4.3%
Southwest Minnesota 32 37 5 15.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,242 1,360 118 9.5%


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