Technical Writer

Code: 27-3042.00

Also known as: Documentation Designer, Documentation Specialist, Engineering Writer, Expert Medical Writer, Information Developer, Narrative Writer, Requirements Analyst, Senior Technical Writer, Technical Communicator, Technical Writer

Description: How does this work? If you've ever picked up a new device, whether it is a cell phone or a new software package, you may have found yourself diving into a manual to figure out how to maximize use of your new product.The Technical Writer is responsible for developing instructions manuals that make complex technical programs and products easy to use by the masses.Generally, Technical Writers will possess a Bachelor's degree and relevant work experience in their field of expertise. Journalism, Communications and English majors are considered for this position since it often requires translating esoteric technical terms into a prose that a mass audience can easily digest.

Technical Writer

Typical wages

10% $45,510
25% $57,960
Median $74,650
75% $95,690
90% $119,040
10% $21.88
25% $27.86
Median $35.89
75% $46.01
90% $57.23

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 5,700