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Best states for a Technical Writer

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Not all states present equal opportunity for employees, and when it comes to Technical Writer jobs, it's no different.

We know how hard job search can be, and in order to make your life a little easier, we have the information you need in order to determine where you might want to start your job search.

In fact, our research shows that Massachusetts is the best state for Technical Writers in America.

The best city in America for Technical Writers with the highest pay is Keller.

The median salary for Technical Writers in Massachusetts is $75,249.

Compare that to the median salary in West Virginia of $28,515, which ranked worst for Technical Writers, and you can see how your location is important for your career.

Massachusetts is the best state, and Kirkland is the city with the highest pay for Technical Writers.

The 10 Best States in America For Technical Writers in 2019

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Washington
  3. Maryland
  4. Virginia
  5. District of Columbia
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. North Carolina
  8. Georgia
  9. New Jersey
  10. California
  • (203 jobs)
  • (148 jobs)
  • (243 jobs)
  • (388 jobs)
  • (132 jobs)
  • (164 jobs)
  • (170 jobs)
  • (116 jobs)
  • (137 jobs)
  • (674 jobs)

After looking at the our most recent data, we found that Massachusetts is the best state for Technical Writers.

Ready to check out the list? See below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Technical Writers in 2019

1. Massachusetts

Total Technical Writer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
203 $75,250 $62,000 $90,000 1.37
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Technical Writer Jobs in Massachusetts

2. Washington

Total Technical Writer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
148 $83,664 $62,000 $112,000 1.15
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Technical Writer Jobs in Washington

3. Maryland

Total Technical Writer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
243 $63,730 $52,000 $77,000 2.33
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Technical Writer Jobs in Maryland

4. Virginia

Total Technical Writer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
388 $60,048 $47,000 $75,000 2.2
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Technical Writer Jobs in Virginia

5. District of Columbia

Total Technical Writer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
132 $65,108 $53,000 $78,000 3.8
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Technical Writer Jobs in District of Columbia

6. Pennsylvania

Total Technical Writer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
164 $61,238 $50,000 $74,000 0.84
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Technical Writer Jobs in Pennsylvania

7. North Carolina

Total Technical Writer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
170 $57,481 $37,000 $88,000 1.19
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Technical Writer Jobs in North Carolina

8. Georgia

Total Technical Writer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
116 $60,533 $51,000 $71,000 0.82
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Technical Writer Jobs in Georgia

9. New Jersey

Total Technical Writer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
137 $60,618 $47,000 $77,000 1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Technical Writer Jobs in New Jersey

10. California

Total Technical Writer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
674 $62,849 $45,000 $86,000 1.18
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Technical Writer Jobs in California

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Technical Writer

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Technical Writer

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