Technical Writer And Editor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for technical writer and editors is 48 years. The technical writer and editor workforce reached a whopping 25,097 in 2020!

Among technical writer and editors, we discovered that 55.9% of them are women, while 39.7% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among technical writer and editors is White, which makes up 77.8% of all technical writer and editors. Comparatively, there are 7.9% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. Technical writer and editors are also more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, technical writer and editors are more likely to find a job in the technology industry.

From where do we know all information about technical writer and editor demographics? We analyzed 4,140 technical writer and editors 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.

Technical Writer And Editor Diversity

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

Technical Writer And Editor Ethnic Breakdown

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

Job Title
  • 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 Technical Writer And Editors

The chart below shows that 39.2% of technical writer and editors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 20.9% and German is the third-most popular at 8.8%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 39.2%
  • French, 20.9%
  • German, 8.8%
  • Japanese, 5.4%
  • Russian, 3.4%
  • Other, 22.3%

Most Common Degree for Technical Writer And Editor

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for technical writer and editors. The most common degree for technical writer and editors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 51% of technical writer and editors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 29% and rounding it off is associate degree with 6%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 67%
  • Masters degree, 13%
  • Certificate degree, 9%
  • Associate degree, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Technical Writer And Editor 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 technical writer and editors.

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

Technical Writer And Editor Gender Over Time

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

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

Technical Writer And Editor 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 technical writer and editors changed.

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Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of technical writer and editors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Technical Writer And Editor

By looking over 4,140 technical writer and editors resumes, we figured out that the average technical writer and editor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Technical Writer And Editor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of technical writer and editor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of technical writer and editors 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 Technical Writer And Editors 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%
Technical Writer And Editor40%56%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Technical Writer And Editor
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Technical Writer And Editors 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 technical writer and editors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Technical Writer And Editor15.82%
News Photographer/Editor19.36%
Video Games Storywriter22.69%
Track Announcer25.03%
Foreign Language Interpreter27.03%
Online Publisher28.26%
Communications Department Head30.27%

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

male-income
Male Income
$53,198
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Female Income
$51,499

Technical Writer And Editor 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
$56,500
$55,491
$54,482
$53,473
$52,463
$51,454
$50,445
$49,436
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Technical Writer And Editor 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$52,742
Doctorate Degree$55,232
Master's Degree$61,915

Technical Writer And Editor 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
$67,651
$64,783
$61,915
$59,048
$56,180
$53,313
$50,445
$47,578
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Technical Writer And Editor Heatmaps

Where Do Technical Writer And Editors Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Technical Writer And Editors Located?

By looking through more than 4,140 resumes, we found that the most popular places for technical writer and editors are DC, Washington and TX, Houston.

Number of Technical Writer And Editors

Where Are Technical Writer And Editors In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country technical writer and editors are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Technical Writer And Editor Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire technical writer and editors.

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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 Technical Writer And Editor Work In

Employees with the technical writer and editor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most technical writer and editors 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 technical writer and editors. Those industries include technology, professional and finance.

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Technology

Fortune 500

Professional

Finance

Construction

Technical Writer And Editor Jobs