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: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <lynne -dot- wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>, <dgoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:01:24 -0400


I was working in the Pacific Northwest when the bottom fell out, and I have not made as much since. Ten years! Even though I live in the Midwest now...it is still disappointing.

> From: Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com
> To: DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com; 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?]
> Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:43:10 +0000
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> But consider situations such as mine, where my salary hasn't budged, but due to layoffs, my workload has doubled.
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> Subject: RE: tech writer salary / wage trends [Re: STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?]
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> 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.
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> 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?]
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> 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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References:
RE: tech writer salary / wage trends [Re: STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?]: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: tech writer salary / wage trends [Re: STC certification: what's in it for tech writers?]: From: Lynne Wright

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