Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Technical Writers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 25,208 Technical Writers currently employed in the United States.
- 50.3% of all Technical Writers are women, while 49.7% are men.
- The average age of an employed Technical Writer is 48 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of Technical Writers is White (78.4%), followed by Asian (7.5%) and Hispanic or Latino (5.7%).
- The majority of Technical Writers are located in TX, Houston and NY, New York.
- Technical Writers are most in-demand in Washington, DC.
- Technical Writers are paid an average annual salary of $73,703.
- Boston, MA pays an annual average wage of $90,279, the highest in the US.
- Technical Writers average starting salary is $52,000.
- In 2021, women earned 99% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid Technical Writers earn as much as $103,000 or more.
- Maine is the best state for Technical Writers to live.
- Technical Writers are more likely to work at Public companies in comparison to Private companies.
Technical Writer Statistics By Gender
Among Technical Writers, 50.3% of them are women compared to 49.7% which are men.
- Female, 50.3%
- Male, 49.7%
Technical Writers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Technical Writer
Women Earn 99¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Technical Writer Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the Technical Writer position over time.
Technical Writer Gender By Year
Technical Writer Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Public Address Announcer and Track Announcer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Public Address Announcer||93%||7%|
Technical Writer Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among Technical Writers is White, which makes up 78.4% of all Technical Writers. Comparatively, there are 7.5% of the Asian ethnicity and 5.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 78.4%
- Asian, 7.5%
- Hispanic or Latino, 5.7%
- Black or African American, 5.4%
- Unknown, 2.1%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%
Technical Writer Race
|Technical Writer Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||5.7%|
|Black or African American||5.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.9%|
Technical Writer Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Technical Writers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Technical Writer Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Technical Writer Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$68,400|
|Hispanic or Latino||$72,083|
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Average Age of a Technical Writer
We determined the average age of Technical Writers based on ethnicity and gender.
Technical Writer Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||41.5|
|Hispanic or Latino||47.5|
Technical Writer Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of Technical Writer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Technical Writers is 40+ years old, which represents 72% of the population.
Technical Writer Age
|Technical Writer Years||Percentages|
Types of Technical Writer Degree Levels
The most common degree for Technical Writers is Bachelor's Degree 72% of Technical Writers earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 12% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 11%.
- Bachelors, 72%
- Masters, 12%
- Associate, 11%
- Doctorate, 1%
- Other Degrees, 4%
Technical Writers By Education
|Technical Writer Degree||Percentages|
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Technical Writer Wage Gap By Education
Technical Writer Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Technical Writers. We found that the most common company type is Public. In addition, the industry that employs the most Technical Writers is the Technology industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Technical Writers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Technical Writer Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||1%|
|50 - 100 employees||1%|
|100 - 500 employees||4%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||6%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||33%|
|> 10,000 employees||56%|
The Types Of Companies Technical Writer Work In
Employees with the Technical Writer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Technical Writers prefer to work at Public companies over Private companies.
Technical Writer Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Technical Writers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Technical Writers. Those industries include Technology, Finance and Professional.
Technical Writer Jobs By Industry
Technical Writer Turnover And Employment Statistics
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 Technical Writers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Technical Writer Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Technical Writer Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Technical Writer Stay in a Job
By looking over 35,421 Technical Writers resumes, we figured out that the average Technical Writer enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 35%.
Less than one year
Technical Writer Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||35%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of 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 Technical Writers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Interpretive Program Coordinator||5.97%||72,834|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Technical Writers
The most common foreign language among Technical Writers is Spanish at 39.9%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 16.6% and German is the third-most popular at 9.8%.
- Spanish, 39.9%
- French, 16.6%
- German, 9.8%
- Japanese, 4.5%
- Chinese, 3.9%
- Other, 25.3%
Technical Writer Languages Spoken