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No. What would be valuable would be for STC to develop a verifiably credible database that can demonstrate that the salary numbers
in Radford and BLS data are consistently too low to support competitive hiring of the best technical writing talent in major markets
like Silicon Valley.
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From: "Mike Starr" <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: STC Salary data collection
> So if HR departments don't care for the STC data collection methodology and
> typically don't avail themselves of the US government data, opting instead
> for the Radford salary data, wouldn't it be much more valuable for STC to
> license the Radford data and make it available to us?
> I will confess I've never been privy to the Radford data (not ever having
> been a hiring manager) but my impression is that it's pretty much the
> standard in the HR world (that's just my impression with absolutely no data
> to back it up).
> Or, for that matter, what about salary.com? Their data for technical writers
> is at least subdivided into four experience levels: Technical Writer I
> through Technical Writer IV. Individuals can access the data online but not
> in a really useful form. For that, one needs to pay. Perhaps that might be a
> source of useful data for STC, employers and individual technical writers.
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