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Occupation Title: Technical Writers

Description: Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 27-3042

Sample Job Titles: Documentation Designer, Documentation Specialist, Engineering Writer, Expert Medical Writer, Information Developer, Narrative Writer, Requirements Analyst, Senior Technical Writer, Technical Communicator, Technical Writer

 Salary Chart Technical Writers

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 47,460
2009: 46,270
2010: 43,990
2011: 45,120
2012: 46,160

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 18,300
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 10-19%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).