RE: Grim numbers, just grim

Subject: RE: Grim numbers, just grim
From: "Sella Rush" <srush -at- MusicNet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 11:06:24 -0800

Speaking as an experienced Monster board reader, I'm pretty sure the original job ad was from a contracting agency (W-2).

For W-2 contracting (through an agency), I'd look for about 50% more per hour than a captive job with benefits. (This is based on the common estimate that benefits constitute about one-third of an entire compensation package.)

What this means: if I'm looking for $60K for a captive job, I'd be looking at about $44/hour. On the other hand, lots of agencies provide some basic benes, such as medical/dental, holiday, etc., depending on the length of the contract, so all this needs to be weighed in.

In my opinion, a $35/hour job would translate to about $48,500, which is pretty low but certainly not unlivable.

Sella Rush
technical writer
srush -at- musicnet -dot- com

Did you know you can get RoboHelp certified?
To learn how, visit Be sure to also check out
our special pricing offers and promotions for RoboHelp 2002.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: RE: How is the job market in your area?
Next by Author: RE: How is the job market in your area?
Previous by Thread: FW: Grim numbers, just grim
Next by Thread: Grim numbers, just grim

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads