Re: Salary info from Coopers and Lybrand survey

Subject: Re: Salary info from Coopers and Lybrand survey
From: Alexia Prendergast <alexiap -at- SEAGATESOFTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 14:54:45 -0400

I was wondering about that, too -- in our area of the
Southeast, $38K is entry level (for the software
industry).

As ever, I'm extremely suspicious of numbers like this.
I hope my HR department is as suspicious...

A.
--
Alexia Prendergast
Senior Technical Writer
Seagate Software
mailto:alexiap -at- sems -dot- com

>----------
>This is interesting, but I'm curious about experience levels. No entry level
>tech writer will get to $46,000 out here in Seattle (especially not by me),
>unless they contract. Even so, you need some experience to get that first
>contract. I know some senior writers who can't get to $46,000 with lots of
>experience. This list seems a little skewed.
>----------
>Here's what the survey says about technical writers' pay in the United
>States.
>
>Average: $42,000
>
>Mid-Atlantic: $44,000
>Midwest: $44,000
>Northeast; $48,000
>Southeast: $38,000
>West Coast: $46,000
>

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