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27-3042 Technical Writers



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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,00044$42.21/hr$30.19/hr$32.22/hr$40.99/hr$50.44/hr$53.52/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing440$40.96/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$50.50/hr
Information100$39.96/hr
Financial Activities180$39.96/hr
Professional and Business Services400$39.93/hr
Education and Health Services30$32.22/hr
Other Services50$25.25/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$39.74/hr4.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$39.73/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$40.15/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$38.44/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$23.81/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$31.19/hr15.6%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$39.42/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$31.59/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$35.72/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$31.59/hr11.4%
Central Minnesota 50$38.07/hr14.3%
Southeast Minnesota 50$40.15/hr4.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,000$40.99/hr9.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,030$41.00/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,250$40.00/hr9.4%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Computer Occupations, All Other 4,380$40.96/hr7.5%
Managers, All Other 6,140$61.74/hrN/A
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 400$34.17/hrN/A


  • 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.