Technical Writer Jobs

Technical Writer Overview


A technical writer is responsible for creating clear, understandable documentation that translates complicated technical processes to a target audience. Technical writers often work with computer software, translating lines of code into understandable, step-by-step explanations. Because of this, a high level of education is required. Technical writers are in high demand often in both the journalistic and computer science fields.

Technical Writer Education Requirements


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree Journalism, Professional Writing or Creative Writing is required. Having a minor focus in Computer Science or a related field can also be beneficial. Technical writers must display proficiency in writing and understanding complicated concepts, and they are often given on-the-job training for a specific company’s documentation processes. While sometimes hired initially, most technical writers have worked in the same industry before and have a clear understanding of how the different pieces fit together.

Technical Writer Job Market


The job market for technical writers is expected to grow by 15 percent by 2022, which is about average for most careers. This means that an estimated 2,260 jobs will open annually due to both upward movement and replacement. Technical writers often work for software firms and large companies, documenting various items for commercial and legal reasons; however, a large number of technical writers are self-employed on a freelance basis.

Technical Writer Salary


The wage of a Technical Writer is highly dependent on the employer. The average annual salary of a technical writer at medium to large-sized corporations is around $51,000, with the largest companies like Microsoft and Google paying as much as $165,000 for the most skilled writers. Those who work on a freelance basis can also make similar rates. Previous experience and knowledge of the industry can be vital for earning a larger wage than a beginner.
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DRS Technologies Inc San Francisco, CA
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, th...
DRS Technologies Inc San Francisco, CA
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, th...
Job Description: A large software/electronics company in Midtown Atlanta has an immediate opening for a Senior Technical Writer and a Technical Writer. Position Details: Direct hire, permanent position with benefits Work hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Fun, modern and collaborative work environment Technical Writer salary - $45,000 - $50,000/year, DOE Senior Technical Writer salary - $60,000 - $70,0...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77001
CORPORATE TECHNICAL WRITER A Publicly traded company with locations in Louisiana and Texas is seeking a full time Technical Writer to work in their Houston Texas office, located along the Energy Corridor. The main focus of this hire is to bring in a Professional Writer who has the ability to create, assimilate, and convey technical material in a concise & effective manner. Qualified candidates mu...
Verge IT is a leader in providing quality talent to leading clients nationwide. We work with many of the top companies in the Telecommunications, Airlines, Aerospace and Defense, Marketing, Finance, Services and Healthcare industries. We are looking for high caliber talent who want to work in a challenging environment and are willing to make a difference. We have an IMMEDIATE opening for a Techni...
Software Technical Writer - Contract Length: 4 to 6 months, may go perm A client in Buffalo Grove needs a technical writer to update existing software and hardware documentation. The product to be documented is not a medical device, but is used by healthcare providers. Requirements: o. Current experience with FrameMaker (Required) o. Current experience writing software manuals for end users ...
Insight Global is looking for a technical writer to sit on site at one of our largest telecommunications and communication services providers in Mountain View, CA. On a basis, you will be working with the development and engineering team as well as meeting with program managers and testers. You will be creating an API reference guide on a team of 10 technical writers. 3+ years of experience writi...
ASRC Federal Analytical Services Inc. (ASI), provides technical and management solutions to help federal agencies in the defense and aerospace markets meet complex operational challenges. Headquartered in Huntsville, AL, the company employs a professional workforce known for commitment to excellence and exceeding customer expectations. We are seeking a Technical Writer and Editor for "on-call, as...
Insight Global is looking for a part-time technical writer to join a leading Hardware Company in the Bay Area for 3 days per week for a long-term contract. In this role, you will write content to help our customers accomplish various tasks using the user interfaces and mobile apps for our network accessible storage (NAS) devices. You will also manage updates to our online learning center, working ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Technical Writer for their Emeryville, California (CA) location. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Position Description: The Technical Writer is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, writing and editing operational, software, maintenance, test procedures and/ or manuals. May research, develop, and docume...
esponsible for planning, developing, organizing, writing and editing operational, software, maintenance, test procedures and/ or manuals. May research, develop, and document technical design specifications, flowcharts, and test scripts. May participate in the user interface design. May produce electronic documentation such as CDs and online user help tools. May acquire and organize source material...
Initiate/write Change Control Request Forms (CCRFs) associated with initiated changes to be comunicated to External Manufacturing, Testing, and Packaging sites (hereafter referred to as EM) with input from the EM Contract Account Manager (CAM), Quality Account Manager (QAM) and other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as needed. Initiate/write CCRFs associated with EM site initiated changes with input ...
Job Summary: The Technical Writer is responsible for effectively communicating the details of the software through on-screen assistance, online help, release notes and user guides. This mid-level position is able to work independently on significant design projects. Essential Responsibilities & Duties: Collaborates with Product Management, Designers, Business Analysts, Usability Analysts, Custo...
You must respond to ***** to be considered. Object CTalk Inc. is a systems integration company that provides mission, operational and IT enterprise support to the U.S. government. We design, integrate, maintain, and upgrade systems for national defense, intelligence and other high-priority government missions. Object CTalk values a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity affirmati...
Based in Houston, TX our oil & gas industry client has an outstanding career opportunity for an experienced Technical Writer with a background writing IT technical and instructional documentation. Total compensation includes an excellent base salary commensurate with experience, annual bonus, 401k with company matching, comprehensive health and wellness programs, and more; all in a convenient West...
JOB TITLE: TECHNICAL WRITER REFERENCE NUMBER: 71095 JOB TYPE: CONTRACT PLACEMENT COMPANY PROFILE Our client is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. With more than 180 years of continuous business history, our client is globally situated in over 300 locations and is ranked among the Fortune 500. The company is headquar...
Lake Technical Communications, Inc is seeking a technical writer to develop and update large scale electronic and mechanical maintenance manuals, for an oil field services client. This position requires an individual with technical experience, technical aptitude and willingness to learn. Qualifications for the position include: technical writing experience on electronic and mechanical hardware e...
TECHNICAL WRITER **Contractor must have experience with Arbortext and Frame maker** Description: The Technical Writer creates software product and service documentation for end users and service engineers. Specific responsibilities include: •Develop and manage all documentations requirements. •Review, edit and test documentation •Adhere to GE Healthcare technical publications standards •Tra...
Technical Writer 4+ Month Contract Minneapolis, MN Responsible for planning, organizing, writing and editing operational, maintenance, test procedure manuals. Researches design specifications, design diagrams or test specifications. Acquires and organizes basic source material, including applicable specifications, engineering write-ups, and drawing packages. Helps coordinate the layout and desi...
Description: Design and create a variety of technical publications related to Genesys Telecommunications software. The successful candidate will understand and be adept at the roles and responsibilities associated with a senior technical writer in the software industry. This candidate should also have some experience documenting APIs and working with SDKs, possibly having written code snippets an...

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Technical Writer

Salaries

$30,200.00 - $83,200.00
Typical Salary for Technical Writer
(443 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
54.7%
Master's
21.6%
Some College Coursework Completed
12.2%
Associates
7.2%
Doctorate
2.5%
(278 Respondents)
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