More money! (tech comm salaries are up in the US)

This just in.

The results of the WritersUA salary survey are now available.

The good news is that salaries in the United States now average $76,044, up over $2000 from last year. The bad news is the gender gap in compensation is alive and well. Men average $4000 more per year than women. WritersUA reports that the gap is growing, not shrinking.

Tech comm respondents in Georgia reported average salaries of $70K per year. That puts us about in the middle of the pack regionally.

For contractors, the average hourly wage in the U.S. was $46/hr.

One statisitic I found interesting was that 44% of the respondents said their formal education was in the field of “technical communications.” I wouldn’t have thought it would be that large. Those who gained their core skills in the field through formal education make an average of $70K/year.

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