Re: Tech Comm Survey

Subject: Re: Tech Comm Survey
From: "Amram" <hakohen -at- cyberservices -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 09:32:35 -0400

In 1994 I was contractin gin Massachsetts for ~ 33 USD/hr.
I then lived abroad for a number of years, doing tech writing. Now upon my return I am being offered contracts at 30 - 35 USD again.

----- Original Message ----- From: "T.W. Smith" <techwordsmith -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 1:55 PM
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:

3. Have you noticed a change in salary? Explain briefly.

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.oo hour because of
varied experience.


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