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Salaries are industry and regional dependent. Someone documenting=
repair pin ball machines (a friend of mine does) probably isn't going=
make as much as someone documenting the latest software package.
There is an STC salary survey that you might want to look up. In=
Francisco Bay area high 20's low 30's is realistic for strating TWs.=
regional STC meeting last night, I did hear that some companies oin=
were payong $7.50.hr for contract wages. If that's the case move,=
miss the snow and scraping of windshields, but=8A
At 17:17 12/13/94 -0500, Kimberly Wiederman wrote:
>I'm new to the list--just joined today. :)
>I'm a senior in the STC program at Michigan Tech. University,
>and I'm graduating *yipee* in May, 1995.
>I've been going through postings on the Net, along with postings
>elsewhere, and always get stumped when it comes to the salary
>section. I think out of all the postings I've read (over 300
>probably), that only 3 actually put down a dollar amount.
>I know it's very characteristic of employers to use phrases
>such as: "send resume with salary requirements," "compensation
>is commensurate with degree and work experience," "competitive
>salary," etc... But this isn't good enough! *laugh*
>Well, in regards to this, I wondered if anyone out there had
>any words of wisdom on what exactly to expect, or ask for.
>Some of the amounts that were listed on a couple postings
>seemed low. Maybe I'm expecting too much. ???
>I worked for a few years after highschool, before I decided
>that I needed a college education, and was making $10.50/hr.
>This is more than what some of those postings were offering!
>I just thought that with a college degree, I would at least
>start in the high 20's or low 30's. I guess I'm wondering
>if I'm expecting too much. ???
>Anyway, if anyone has any insight, it would be greatly appreciated!
>kim -at- mtu -dot- edu
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