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> >As I was rereading my friend's message, I realized she wanted to know the
> >salaries of Austin AND the Research Triangle Area in North Carolina. I
> >guess she needs to make some comparison.
> >And by the way, is there a book someplace that carries salary information
> >on technical writing jobs?
> >Nancy Shankle
> >Abilene Christian University
> >Abilene, Texas
> According to a recruitment firm's 1993 national survey, which includes
> salaries for technical writers by major cities, these are the salary
> Raleigh, NC: $30-36,000
> Austin, TX: $27-34
> The Society for Technical Communications (STC) will be publishing its 1994
> salary survey in March or April, which includes salaries by regions, not by
> major cities. Their 1992 survey of its members lists a median salary of
> $38,000 for the region that includes North Carolina, and $35,000 for the
> region that includes Texas.
> It's difficult to compare the salary given for an entire region to one
> given for a specific city, but it is interesting to note that the STC's
> 1992 survey shows a higher salary than 1993 survey.
> Hope this helps.
> Nancy S. Burns
> National Solar Observatory
> Tucson, Arizona
> e-mail: nburns -at- noao -dot- edu
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