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You have to remember that the free version takes averages at the state
level, so while you're at the top end, there are likely other areas in
your state where the salaries and overall cost of living is much
lower. I'm in NY, and as you can guess Manhattan and Long Island
highly skew the numbers compared with the rest of the state.
On Nov 23, 2007 11:17 AM, Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Well, I've just looked at the data that is available online at STC.org for
> "free" (if you are a member), and I am somewhat appalled.
> I must not be living in the real world or something, but the salaries quoted
> look very low based on what I *know* people are making here, and based on
> what I make. (I can't believe I am in the 90th percentile!) And, I am in a
> state that is in the bottom four to tech writing salaries anyway.
> Those numbers could set technical writer salaries back 20 years.
> I'd like to know what those of you on this list think, if you have access to
> the numbers. Am I totally wacked out, or do the numbers look wrong to you
> too? (Gene, your input would be interesting, esp. since you are in CA).
> Tell me it ain't so! Yikes.
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