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Technical Writers in Michigan

Is Michigan a good place for you to work as a Technical Writer?

9.2% Jobs Projection
$66,510 Median Salary
130 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Technical Writers Work in Michigan?

1,450 people worked as Technical Writers in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,280 Technical Writers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Technical Writers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.9%.


Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 130 annual job openings, and 1,310 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 Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Technical Writers ranged from $38,320 to $99,410 with $66,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.42 to $47.8. The median hourly rate was $31.97.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $30.87 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.10.

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


Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 960 $73,850
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 160 $48,140
Ann Arbor, MI 110 $51,630
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 100 $46,120
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 30 $62,200

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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