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Technical Writers in New York

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

10.8% Jobs Projection
$72,360 Median Salary
270 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Technical Writers Work in New York?

In New York, there were 2,460 people working as Technical Writers in the year 2018.

There were 2,390 Technical Writers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Technical Writers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.9%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 270 annual Technical Writers job openings in New York, and 2,780 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Technical Writers ranged from $44,360 to $115,060 with $72,360 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.33 to $55.32. The median hourly rate was $34.79.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.1 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.31.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,230 $77,310
Rochester, NY 170 $59,980
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 110 $70,470
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 $68,220
Syracuse, NY 80 $76,500
Binghamton, NY 40 $63,270

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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