Re: Pay rate for contractor with no experience

Subject: Re: Pay rate for contractor with no experience
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: Kay Robart <kay -dot- robart -at- integratedconcepts -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 17:20:21 -0600

A lot will depend on the area of the country. In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, a
more realistic figure would be $20- -at- 5/hour.

Jo Byrd

Kay Robart wrote:

> The rate would probably depend upon where you live and what background the
> person has. Is he or she a rank beginner, or is it someone who has some
> education in tech writing or experience with the programs? If you are going to
> have to spend a lot of time tutoring the person and they are going to take a
> lot of time getting up to speed, the rate should be lower.
>
> The only figure I have a reference for is that I hired a beginning tech writer
> for a summer internship a couple years ago and she was paid $12/hr. However,
> she was very competent, was writing documentation from scratch, and had most
> of her tech writing degree already. She was very happy with the pay. Times
> have changed since then in some areas of the country, though. I'm still
> thinking no more than $15/hr.





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