Salary Question for the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Subject: Salary Question for the Dallas-Fort Worth Area
From: Anthony <italian_scribbles -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 07:20:34 -0700 (PDT)

Hello Everyone,

I'm currently looking at converting from a contract to
a permanent position with a company and they caught me
off guard yesterday asking about salary. The job is
with a small software company that is doing quite a
bit of business.

My duties involve quite a bit of online help, training
manuals, user manuals, and even the potential for some
work with marketing colateral and giving training
sessions. I am the sole technical writer much less
communications person here at the company. I've done
this for 12 years and since 1998 on a contract basis,
but want to become permanent.

The gentleman managing me has never hired a technical
writer before permanently and long after making it
clear he wanted to hire me asked what the going rate
for technical writers was.

I suggested $50K to $60K.

Given the current market do you think I underbid

If yes, what range should I be shooting for?

If necessary, how should I go about revising my

If you would prefer to e-mail me directly offline
please feel free to do so.

Thank you for your input.

- Anthony

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