Salary Surveys

In 2019, we launched the first Write the Docs salary survey, to gather data about pay scales and benefits in our industry. The original goal was to help our community members better understand what an appropriate salary is and provide a basis for future negotiations.

Overwhelmed by the positive response, we expanded the survey to collect information about remote work, attitudes towards pay transparency, and satisfaction about salaries, benefits and overall job situations. Based on community feedback, we’ve continued to refine the questions each year - especially for independent contractors, freelancers and the self-employed.

2023 Salary Survey now closed

The 2023 Salary Survey is now closed for submissions and we’re working hard on processing the results, which will be published here (as well as in the newsletter, on Twitter, on LinkedIn and in Slack) during the first quarter of 2024.

A huge thank you to everyone in the community: with your help, the 2023 survey has broken all previous records for number of respondents, both employees and contractors/freelancers/self-employed people. More responses means more complete and useful information, which benefits everyone. So stay tuned - we can’t wait to share the results with you!