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The magazine basically repeated and corroborated what we’ve been saying all along in this blog at every opportunity: if you need a stable, in-demand, and high-paying writing job you should take a closer look at technical writing.
We’ll quote two sections from this detailed job report:
Median pay for technical writers was $62,700 in 2009. The lowest-paid technical writers earn less than $37,000, and the highest-paid positions earn more than $100,000. In some industries, offshoring may put downward pressure on pay.
Advancement for technical writers entails working on more complex assignments, leading or training junior staff, and getting enough work to be a full-time freelancer. Keeping up with the latest technology is essential. It helps if you’re comfortable working as a contractor, since companies increasingly prefer to hire that way.
And here is the Writing Assistance post about this report