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If there's a wide range in salaries for F.T. tech writers, there's an equally
wide range in salary potentials. You could take a job for, say, $40K and have
no increase for 3 years because the company has no money. Or, you could take
a job for, say, $35K, and be earning $44 after 3 years of increases.
Someone mentioned comparing the salary paid to tech writers compared to the
salary paid to other job classifications at the company. You could also find
out whether the company has a bonus system, and if so, are the tech writers