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My experience as a hiring manager has been that the old
STC salary survey was useful ammo in the fight for higher
tech writer salaries because most HR drones and corporate
upper management bean-counters have never even heard of
STC, much less known enough about the sources of the
survey data to believe that members inflated the figures
they provided. I wonder who STC talked about to gauge
the credibility of the survey. I just checked with a couple
of other pubs managers I know, and nobody asked them
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From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
> This is precicely why I was surprised that we now have a paid-for
> salary database model above and beyond the free offering. Given that
> the STC is not a known credible source for technical
> communication-related salary information, I would think that even that
> paid-for offering is still just a "nice to have" and not anything that
> carries any significant weight with HR and other hiring organizations
> and personnel.
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