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Technical Writers in West Virginia

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Technical Writers in West Virginia

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

10.0% Jobs Projection
$37,110 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

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

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

  • Technical Writers in West Virginia earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Technical Writers Work in West Virginia?

There were approximately 60 workers employed as Technical Writers in this state in 2018.

There were 90 Technical Writers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Technical Writers in WV Employment Trend

The typical state has 660 Technical Writers working in it, which means West Virginia has fewer Technical Writers than average.

Technical Writers in WV vs. the Average State

Job Projections for West Virginia

Jobs for Technical Writers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.9%.

Job Projections for Technical Writers: Nation vs. WV

West Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 10 annual job openings, and 110 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 West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Technical Writers ranged from $28,340 to $59,470 with $37,110 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.62 to $28.59. The median hourly rate was $17.84.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $21.08 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $3.24.

The median salary in West Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Technical Writers Earnings: WV vs. National Average

Top West Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,590 $83,370

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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