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Salary Survey Results Available

Each year, STC Austin conducts a survey to understand compensation and benefits in Austin. This year, the Austin communities of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) partnered to conduct a survey of salaries, contract rates, and other compensation for professionals in the Austin area in the overlapping domains of technical communication and user experience.

Note: The salary survey covering 2014 data is cancelled.

The survey was open to all technical communicators and usability professionals in the Austin area, whether current STC or UXPA members or not.

On May 15, 2014, Janet Swisher shared and talked about the *results* at the STC Austin meetup.

About the Survey

The Austin Chapter survey is conducted using these methods and guidelines:

  • The survey is anonymous. We ensure that there can be no data tracking by individual or by employer.
  • The survey uses direct measurement analysis. By comparison, the STC National Survey uses statistical sampling (Please note that the national survey is now in a members-only section of the website and requires a password to download.) Because they are sampling only a few samples from our area, we feel that the chapter survey provides more accurate results. Our survey typically draws from 75 to 150 responses.
  • Survey results are posted publicly. They are copyright © Austin Chapter of STC and may not be used in any way for commercial purposes. If you would like to publish all or part of the results, please contact the Austin Chapter for permission.
  • Survey data is the property of the STC and may not be sold or given to any private interest.

Salary Survey Reports

Salary survey reports are available for the following years:

Note: The salary survey results are PDF, which require Adobe Reader to view. You can download the latest copy of the Adobe Reader.

About the Salary Survey Committee

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