Re: Re-upping STC membership?

Subject: Re: Re-upping STC membership?
From: "Damien Braniff" <Damien -dot- Braniff -at- asg -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 19:39:39 -0000

Here in the UK the ISTC periodically do a salary survey, probably limited due to a relatively small membership. However, one they did a few years ago was interesting as the salary not only included not only what you earned and where but also asked what industry you worked in, length of time I profession, qualification, what you did etc.

What that gave was something along the lines of, for area A:
Average = £x; contract - £x1/day
Average - s/w = £y; contract - £y1/day
Average - online help - £z; contract - £z1/day
Average - aeronautics = £a; contract - £a1/day
Average - education = £b; contract - £b1/day

It also gave the average salary for x years experience, BSc/MA etc

This was, even allowing for any inflation in the figures, very useful as it was much more focused and allowed you to get a better feel for what it would be for yourself in the area you lived, industry you were in etc.

Damien Braniff
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