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Mini-Quiz: Salaries of Technical Writers in the United States

by Ron Kurtus (revised 22 December 2006)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why do some areas pay much more than others?

State tax rates dictate how much people get paid

High paying areas have more industries that use and need writers

It all averages out in the long run

2. What do local attitudes have to do with salaries?

Company attitudes toward certain skills determines the value they put on them

Attitudes concern how friendly people are to certain working groups

Only supply and demand dictate wages

3. How is salary information useful?

It may be needed if you go on a TV quiz show

It shows how politics plays in what people get paid

You can evaluate where you stand

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Technical Writing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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