Occupational Employment Statistics


27-3042 Technical Writers

Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 5013$24.65/hr$17.77/hr$20.57/hr$23.85/hr$27.57/hr$30.77/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities60$26.98/hr
Financial Activities90$34.07/hr
Professional and Business Services460$29.91/hr
Education and Health Services90$33.44/hr
Leisure and Hospitality40$25.05/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 10$31.30/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$34.12/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$34.61/hr5.9%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$26.91/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$29.14/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$33.78/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$36.16/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$35.99/hr-10.3%
Southwest Balance of State 30$26.94/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$23.85/hr9.6%
Southwest Minnesota 50$27.76/hr0.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$31.89/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$23.69/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$33.70/hr-5.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,030$33.25/hr7.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,080$33.28/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,250$32.58/hr6.2%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 310$32.38/hr8.0%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,660$20.01/hr-7.3%
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 5,580$24.57/hr4.9%

  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  • Interview production and engineering personnel and read journals and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods.
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions.
  • Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, and production sequence and detail.
  • Draw sketches to illustrate specified materials or assembly sequence.
  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  • Analyze developments in specific field to determine need for revisions in previously published materials and development of new material.
  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel.
  • Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material.
  • Review manufacturer's and trade catalogs, drawings and other data relative to operation, maintenance, and service of equipment.