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Technical Writers in North Carolina

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

19.1% Jobs Projection
$73,740 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Technical Writers Work in North Carolina?

There were approximately 1,390 workers employed as Technical Writers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,480 Technical Writers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Technical Writers in this state are growing at a rate of 19.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.9%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 190 annual Technical Writers job openings in North Carolina, and 1,870 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Technical Writers ranged from $46,870 to $110,150 with $73,740 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.53 to $52.96. The median hourly rate was $35.45.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $34.8 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.65.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Raleigh, NC 410 $78,120
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 350 $78,100
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 330 $61,060
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 300 $72,010
Greensboro-High Point, NC 60 $67,500
Winston-Salem, NC 40 $68,620
Wilmington, NC 30 $62,960

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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