Re: Salary info from Coopers and Lybrand survey

Subject: Re: Salary info from Coopers and Lybrand survey
From: Nora Merhar <nmerhar -at- CHARLESINDUSTRIES -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 14:08:36 -0500

I work in telecommunications in Illinois, and while I'm not
complaining about my salary, it isn't anywhere near this. Also, no
telecom TWs that I know are paid overtime--not in THIS neck of the
woods, anyway!

Nora
nmerhar -at- charlesindustries -dot- com

> The rates are low for the Telecommunications industry. In this
industry,
> a seasoned veteran can easily command a $60,000.00 base salary.
And, in
> the telecommunications industry, salaried Technical Writers are paid
> overtime. In fact, some of my peers in the Washington DC area earn
> $80,000.00 annually for a 40 hour week.
>
> Why do we get paid so much? Might be because we are technical types
who
> happen to be good technical writers. As for myself, I hold three
> degrees, ASCS, BA, and MSCS.

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