RE: Asking The Billing Rate?

Subject: RE: Asking The Billing Rate?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 12:35:40 -0400

Depends on who and where you are. For an experienced tech writer with
varied skills and good recommendations in the metro DC area, $45 per
hour on contract is "small bucks." But for a newbie in Syracuse, that
might be an excellent offer. YMMV

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Markos
> Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 12:28 PM
> Subject: RE: Asking The Billing Rate?
> Thanks for the informative response. In particular, your
> below comment really caught my attention. A W2 contractor
> agency recently implied to me that $45 per hour pay was "big
> bucks". However, according to the on-line Contractor's
> Handbook, $45 per hour as a W2 contractor is the same as $45
> K per year as an employee with typical benefits - actually
> potentially much less if the TW has any significant downtime
> between assignments.

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