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Q: Speech Writers Payscale ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Speech Writers Payscale
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: publ1us-ga
List Price: $60.00
Posted: 07 Dec 2005 08:44 PST
Expires: 06 Jan 2006 08:44 PST
Question ID: 602632
What is the salary range for speech writers?  I'd like to know the
average for Washington DC political speech writers, the average for
Senate speech writers, and the range for White House speech writers
(and I don't mean from the Washington Post article that gives vague
For just this much, I'd pay $40.00

Also, if you can find out that salaries of some of the big-name
senators (Clinton, Schumer, Feinstein, Frist, George Allen, and/or
others), I would go up to $60.  If I'm particularly impressed, I might
go up to $75.

FOR BOTH PARTS OF THE QUESTION, I need to know the sources you used. 
I only want very reliable source (not vague information like what I
might find myself on

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Speech Writers Payscale
From: pafalafa-ga on 07 Dec 2005 12:12 PST
I used to work for a US Senator.  There was no speech writer, per se,
on the staff.  Instead, each staffer would be expected to write
speeches covering their particular subject area, and these were
reviewed and, if needed, polished up by senior staffers, such as the
Legislative Director, Staff Director, and press person.
Subject: Re: Speech Writers Payscale
From: publ1us-ga on 10 Dec 2005 10:45 PST
Yes, I'm aware that some offices handle the matter differently.  I'm
interested in knowing the answer for those offices that do have a
person dedicated to writing (even if it involves more than

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