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Look under cost-of-living section to compare where you are with Seattle
(or anywhere to anywhere). Also check the 2001 salary survey from STC.
California's cost of living is wildly out of whack with most of the rest
of the country (obviously not all). Both of these sources are from 2001;
as Andrew noted, rates have dipped. Basic market forces at work. Check
the salaries they're offering for developers, web designers, anyone
really, and you'll see a similar dive.
That said, I do think $35 is low for an independent contractor. But it's
not as low to those of us who don't live in California or NY.
On Behalf Of Diane Evans
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 3:46 PM
Subject: RE: Grim numbers, just grim
>My point is that they are basically asking for experienced
> >programmer/writers and they are offering them $35 an hour, with no
I will have to look for this job on monster. I interviewed for a
position this week, but they were trying to get someone (direct hire)
$25 an hour. I was supposed to write an SDK, write marketing documents,
edit white papers, create help files, and in my "spare" time do admin
for the company president.
Things are tight around here, but I really don't think the company will
the person they want at that wage. I certainly wasn't interested.
Diane Evans, still looking for the right position
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