RE: tech writer salary / wage trends [Re: STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?]

Subject: RE: tech writer salary / wage trends [Re: STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?]
From: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:43:10 +0000

But consider situations such as mine, where my salary hasn't budged, but due to layoffs, my workload has doubled.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Dan Goldstein
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 3:38 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: tech writer salary / wage trends [Re: STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?]

A salary that rises almost as fast as inflation, with a differential of
$33/year? I'm not even slightly disappointed; I'm grateful and relieved.


-----Original Message-----
From: Combs, Richard
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 3:20 PM
To: Bill Swallow; Robert Lauriston
Cc: TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: tech writer salary / wage trends [Re: STC certification:
what's in it for tech writers?]

Well, I wouldn't call the results alarming, just slightly disappointing.
:-}

According to Wolfram Alpha the "all items" inflation from 2000-2010
totaled 29.85%. That works out to an annual rate of about 2.6%. The
median wage for tech writers grew 2% per year (2001-2009). So the median
tech writer lost about $33 per year (0.6% of ~$55,000) in purchasing
power.





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