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I'm not sure whether to groan or laugh at the "duties"
explanation, considering the number of companies
I've encountered have haven't got the faintest idea
what their technical writers should be doing.
As for "over-representation of higher-salaried
employees, who among us is particularly interested
in the salaries of positions that don't meet that
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From: <jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com>
> The referenced article (accessible to non-members) addresses some of the questions raised in our discussion.
> For example:
> "Fourth, the BLS survey focuses on the duties of employees, not on their titles. Titles can be misleading because
> they do not consistently reflect responsibilitiesâfor example, one companyâs manager is anotherâs director. The BLS
> data show how other employees with similar duties are compensated, and therefore provide a more effective basis
> for comparison."
> "The 2005 STC salary survey shows the mean annual salary for the entire United States as $67,520. The BLS data for the same year
> report a mean annual salary of $52,817. What could account for this discrepancy?
> A number of thingsâforemost among them an overrepresentation of higher-salaried employees in STCâs survey."
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