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On 2/24/06, John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> I've now been job-hunting since Tuesday and I have two interviews
> lined up for this coming Monday. I've noticed that unlike previous
> "search sessions", the majority of the opportunities to which I've
> been exposed are for FT positions (both in the $85k range) rather
> than contract.
> Does that mean anything to anyone?
Living in NYC and having done some recent research, I can tell you this:
Per the 2005 STC Salary Survey, median salary for tech writers in NYC
metro area is $80K.
Per Salary.com, an experienced Technical Writer in metro NYC has a
market value in a range from $74-93K (base salary.)
$85K ballpark for a staff job in NYC, in other words, is pretty good,
not spectacular, but probably about right as an opening offer for an
experienced hire. Most employers will expect you to counteroffer and
negotiate, of course; you might want to do a little formal market
research so that you're better equipped to do that. (Personally, I
think Salary.com is worth the money, but others may have sources they
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