RE: Technical writer salaries

Subject: RE: Technical writer salaries
From: "An Tran" <atran -at- bstonetech -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:20:19 -0800

Thanks for the link!

Wow, I live in Northern Virginia and it appears I am underpaid. Although mean salaries can be inaccurate or unrealistic because exceptionally high salaries bring the mean up (and exceptionally low bring the mean down) whereas median salary is a more accurate assessment of where the vast majority of a population sample lies.

Regarding cost-of-living... An annual salary of $45k would result in me not being able to pay my bills in Northern Virginia. That's the starting salary for public school teachers here and they need second jobs in order to survive.

Andy Tran
Associate Management Consultant
Blackstone Technology Group
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atran -at- bstonetech -dot- com <mailto:atran -at- bstonetech -dot- com>
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From: techwr-l-bounces+atran=bstonetech -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com on behalf of Dan Goldstein
Sent: Wed 12/12/2012 10:16 AM
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Subject: RE: Technical writer salaries



You can get a broad picture of US salaries from the BLS at
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes273042.htm

Geography is a pretty big factor. The annual mean salary for Northern
Virginia tech writers is nearly $80,000, while in West Virginia it's a
little over $45,000. I imagine the cost of living has a similar range.


-----Original Message-----
From: yehoshua paul
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:54 AM
To: tech2wr-l
Subject: Technical writer salaries

Very valuable blog post that was posted in the Technical Writer group on
LinkedIn.

http://www.technicalwritingtoolbox.com/2012/12/07/technical-writer-salar
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Technical writer salaries: From: yehoshua paul
RE: Technical writer salaries: From: Dan Goldstein

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