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Technical Writers in Alabama

Want to work in Alabama as a Technical Writer? Read this first!

18.6% Jobs Projection
$68,680 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Technical Writers in Alabama are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Technical Writers in Alabama is growing faster than average.

  • Technical Writers in Alabama earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Technical Writers Work in Alabama?

In 2018, there were 700 Technical Writers working in the state.

There were 700 Technical Writers employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


The typical state has 660 Technical Writers working in it, which means Alabama has more Technical Writers than average.


Job Projections for Alabama

Jobs for Technical Writers in this state are growing at a rate of 18.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.9%.


Alabama Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 80 annual job openings, and 830 total jobs in 2026 for Technical Writers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 5,700 annual jobs and 58,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Technical Writers Make in Alabama?

In 2018 wages for Technical Writers ranged from $42,630 to $99,500 with $68,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.49 to $47.84. The median hourly rate was $33.02.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.36 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.66.

The median salary in Alabama is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Alabama Metros for Technical Writers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Technical Writers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Huntsville, AL 390 $71,970
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 120 $67,820
Mobile, AL 50 $64,960

Top States for Technical Writers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Technical Writers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 6,240 $87,260
Texas 4,550 $71,020
Virginia 2,840 $80,230
Florida 2,740 $61,810
New York 2,460 $72,360
Massachusetts 2,420 $84,340
Maryland 2,000 $78,280
Ohio 1,830 $61,870
New Jersey 1,830 $80,230
Pennsylvania 1,810 $68,900
Illinois 1,460 $67,550
Michigan 1,450 $66,510
North Carolina 1,390 $73,740
Minnesota 1,290 $63,710
Colorado 1,240 $76,830
Washington 1,180 $85,520
Georgia 1,180 $74,130
Missouri 980 $56,250
Wisconsin 760 $58,460
Utah 750 $64,650

Below are the states where Technical Writers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $87,260
Washington $85,520
Massachusetts $84,340
District of Columbia $84,270
Virginia $80,230
New Jersey $80,230
Maryland $78,280
Connecticut $78,250
Colorado $76,830
Georgia $74,130

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