The 2023 Salary Survey is now open for submissions!
What is this?
This annual survey, run by the Write the Docs community, aims to gather data about salaries for people working in documentation and related fields around the world.
We hope that this data can help our community members determine appropriate salary ranges, provide a benchmark for negotiations, and inform employment-related decision-making.
Additionally, we’re hoping the results spark discussion of employment-related trends and issues in our industry, such as pay transparency, job stability and the post-pandemic “return to the office” mandates.
Who’s behind it?
Write the Docs is a global community of people who care about documentation. We currently:
- have a Slack network with thousands of participants
- run conferences on three continents
- host meetups in over 40 cities
- maintain a job board
- publish a monthly email newsletter
You’ll also find a buzzing community around the #writethedocs hashtag on Twitter.
Who should participate?
We encourage everyone working in areas related to documentation to complete this survey, no matter what country you live in, what level of skill or experience you possess, or what industry you operate in.
The questions are for people of all employment statuses: working or unemployed, full-time or part-time, permanent or contract, employee or freelance/self-employed.
What else do I need to know?
All responses are completely anonymous. In the interests of obtaining accurate and useful data for comparisons, most questions are required, but some have an “I’d prefer not to answer” option. We do not publish statistics for any demographic with a small number of respondents, to avoid accidental exposure of personally identifiable information.
Data gathered is used by the Write the Docs team internally for production of our report only, and is not shared with any third party.
With all of this in mind, we encourage everyone to answer as fully as possible.
Ready? Let’s go!
In 2021 and 2022, we ran two versions of the survey, one for employees and one for independent contractors, freelancers and self-employed people. This year we have one survey form for everyone. It’s broken up into seven sections, and the average time to complete the entire survey is 10-15 minutes.