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.