Senior Technical Writer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for senior technical writers is 48 years. The senior technical writer workforce reached a whopping 25,566 in 2020!

Among senior technical writers, we discovered that 46.8% of them are women, while 50.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among senior technical writers is White, which makes up 77.8% of all senior technical writers. Comparatively, there are 7.9% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. Senior technical writers are also more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, senior technical writers are more likely to find a job in the technology industry.

From where do we know all information about senior technical writer demographics? We analyzed 10,838 senior technical writers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Senior Technical Writer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as senior technical writers. Keep reading to find out what the results for senior technical writers were.

Senior Technical Writer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among senior technical writers is White, which makes up 77.8% of all senior technical writers. Comparatively, there are 7.9% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 77.8%
  • Asian, 7.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 6.1%
  • Black or African American, 5.8%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Senior Technical Writers

The chart below shows that 39.8% of senior technical writers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 20.3% and German is the third-most popular at 9.8%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 39.8%
  • French, 20.3%
  • German, 9.8%
  • Chinese, 5.3%
  • Italian, 3.8%
  • Other, 21.0%

Most Common Degree for Senior Technical Writer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for senior technical writers. The most common degree for senior technical writers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 65% of senior technical writers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 12% and rounding it off is associate degree with 9%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 65%
  • Masters degree, 12%
  • Associate degree, 9%
  • Doctorate degree, 1%
  • Other Degrees, 13%

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Senior Technical Writer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among senior technical writers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Senior Technical Writer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the senior technical writer position over time.

Male
Female
52%
49%
45%
42%
38%
35%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Senior Technical Writer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of senior technical writers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of senior technical writers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Senior Technical Writer

By looking over 10,838 senior technical writers resumes, we figured out that the average senior technical writer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Senior Technical Writer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of senior technical writer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of senior technical writers is 40+ years old, which represents 71% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Senior Technical Writers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, track announcer and public address announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Senior Technical Writer50%47%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Senior Technical Writer
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Senior Technical Writers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to senior technical writers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Senior Technical Writer15.82%
Print Journalist19.36%
Script Reader22.69%
On-Air Host25.03%
Per Diem Interpreter27.03%
Assistant Editor28.26%
Content Coordinator30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Senior Technical Writer?

male-income
Male Income
$90,151
female-income
Female Income
$88,252

Senior Technical Writer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$92,706
$91,578
$90,451
$89,323
$88,195
$87,067
$85,940
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Senior Technical Writer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$89,649
Doctorate Degree$92,404
Master's Degree$99,596

Senior Technical Writer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$105,860
$102,728
$99,596
$96,464
$93,332
$90,200
$87,067
$83,935
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Senior Technical Writer Heatmaps

Where Do Senior Technical Writers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where senior technical writers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Senior Technical Writers Located?

By looking through more than 10,838 resumes, we found that the most popular places for senior technical writers are TX, Houston and CA, San Diego.

Number of Senior Technical Writers

Where Are Senior Technical Writers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country senior technical writers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Senior Technical Writer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ senior technical writers. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most senior technical writers is the technology industry.

What Percentage Of Senior Technical Writer Jobs Are Remote?

3.9% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

96.1% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire senior technical writers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Senior Technical Writer Work In

Employees with the senior technical writer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most senior technical writers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Public

Private

Government

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ senior technical writers. Those industries include technology, manufacturing and finance.

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Technology

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Finance

Telecommunication

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