Re: Problem with TW Salary Surveys

Subject: Re: Problem with TW Salary Surveys
From: Mary McWilliams Johnson <mary -at- SUPERCONNECT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 21:30:45 -0500

The Lone Star Chapter of STC does an annual survey, which they call a
"Demographic Survey," as it reports a variety of statistics about tech
writers - including salaries. Of course this is just a survey of the North
Texas area, but perhaps it has some info that you will find helpful.

Cordially,

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Mary McWilliams Johnson
McJohnson Communications
Documentation Specialist
Web Site Design, Development and Graphics
www.superconnect.com
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At 03:50 PM 5/13/98 -0700, Dick Gaskill wrote:
>I noticed a problem with the salary surveys mentioned on the list today.
>The surveys do not list salaries by level of technical writer, but lump
>all salaries of writers in a geographical area together, no matter what
>level or how much experience they have.
>
>Mean and average salaray data is nice info but not very usable. This is
>like puting 17 kinds of fruit together in one basket and giving you the
>average price. Does not help much when you want to know the price of
>apples. It would be more meaningful to have the numbers published as
>salary ranges within a job level in a geographical area as in the
>following example: (TW=Tech Writer). It would also be helpful to have
>the information listed by number of years experience.
>
> Zip code | TW I | TW II | TW III (Sr.) | Lead
>TW | Mgr
>Yrs Exp/Sal Range 95 | 1-3 $nK-$nK | etc.
>
>
> Perhaps those who publish the surveys might consider this when
>compiling the 1998 surveys.
>
>Dick
>
> ----------
> From: K R Wolfe [SMTP:keith -at- MERGE -dot- COM]
>
> <snip>
> The STC web site does have a pdf file with the latest survey
>available for
> download. Here's the addy for anyone interested.
> http://www.stc-va.org/Publications/pub_menu.html
> The file's name is salary.pdf Thanks for all your replies.
> kw
>
>
>
>




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