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Read it again. He was offered $40/hour as a _salary_, not as a contract.
That's approximately $80,000/year. I think your lawn guy makes less than
that (though your plumber might make more).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: T.W. Smith
> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 1:56 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Cc: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Tech Comm Survey
> I sense contracts are going down to $40 and less. I've seen them that
> low. But, there's a point of no return. For example, to fix my car
> costs $70/hour in labor. Same for a plumber. Except on weekends. The
> guy who mows my lawn or plows my driveway charges 30. At some point,
> it makes sense to do that work myself and not take a gig.
> $40 a high? Sounds low.
> On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 11:33:14 EDT, hbacheler -at- aol -dot- com
> <hbacheler -at- aol -dot- com> wrote:
> > Salary for tech writers have risen steadily in the areas
> > where I have worked.
> > Started out on the low-end, and recently was offered
> > $40.00 hour because of varied experience.
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