Re: Source for statistics on the technical writing field

Subject: Re: Source for statistics on the technical writing field
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 12:13:47 -0700

I suspect some of that information is not available at all.

The STC does annual surveys of its members, but since it's
self-selected the data's of dubious value. http://www.stc.org

salary.com gets information from HR departments and has four technical
writer categories.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has some data:
http://www.bls.gov/oes/2008/may/oes273042.htm

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 2:13 PM, TechWriter666<techwriter666 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
>
> I would like to obtain some good statistics on the following:
>
> Average age of employed technical writers at large corporations.
> Length of time technical writers commonly stay in the field.
> Average age of new hires at large corporations and whether it has changed since 2000.
> Wage declines (or increases) for technical writers at large corporations over, say, the last decade or perhaps since 2000.
> Decrease in numbers of technical writers at large corporations since 2000.
> Outsourcing of technical writing positions since 2000, including information about the countries to which the jobs are outsourced.
> Anyone know what is the best bet for reliable information on such things?
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Source for statistics on the technical writing field: From: TechWriter666

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