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High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.
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Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 79% chance of automation.
What do you think the risk of automation is?
What is the likelihood that Technical Writers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?
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Sentiment over time (yearly)
The number of 'Technical Writers' job openings is expected to rise 5.5% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Technical Writers' was $79,960, or $38 per hour
'Technical Writers' were paid 72.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 48,620 people employed as 'Technical Writers' within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Technical Writers'.
Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.
SOC Code: 27-3042.00
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