The current average salary of an
is $50,300 - 106,500 annually
Technical writers are responsible for creating documentation that communicates technical information in a specific area. While employment for this role is expected to slightly decrease in the next 5 years, from 24,600 in 2017 to 23,700 in 2022, there are still 11,000 job openings expected to pop up over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
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Technical writers must have the exceptional skill of using text to communicate detailed, clear information on their field of expertise.
- An excellent ability to write up detailed, informative documentation using non-technical language
- Excellent research skills for gathering all the technical information they need to write
- A thorough knowledge of the area, field, or industry they are writing about
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Excellent ability to meet deadlines and work efficiently under pressure
- Good at multitasking and time management