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Technical Writers in Mississippi

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

8.3% Jobs Projection
$60,750 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Technical Writers Work in Mississippi?

In 2018, there were 120 Technical Writers working in the state.

There were 120 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 Mississippi has fewer Technical Writers than average.


Job Projections for Mississippi

Jobs for Technical Writers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.9%.


Mississippi Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 10 annual Technical Writers job openings in Mississippi, and 130 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Technical Writers Make in Mississippi?

In 2018 wages for Technical Writers ranged from $43,420 to $78,780 with $60,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.87 to $37.88. The median hourly rate was $29.21.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $27.91 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.30.

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


Top Mississippi 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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 80 $70,350
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 40 $60,730

Top States for Technical Writers Employment

View the list below to see 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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