Re: Tech Writing Compensation

Subject: Re: Tech Writing Compensation
From: Stuart Selber <sselber -at- HUBCAP -dot- CLEMSON -dot- EDU>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 1995 15:03:41 -0500

Ron sez:
> As a rule, tech writers aren't compensated very well when compared to
> programmers or other high-skilled professionals.

> The trouble is that we have to take programs that are often poorly designed
> and document in spite of this. I think we should be paid better specifically
> because of this.

> What do other's think? Are we compensated well, as compared to the
> development folks or other highly skilled professionals?

We had folks visiting this week from IBM Boca Raton and they discussed
a new pay scale there that rewards usability testers and other
information developers as much as coders...Not sure how pervasive this
is, though.

Stuart
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