Re: Hiring A Researcher at NEHGS




> If you want to pay in peanuts expect to employ a monkey or someone
> who cheats IRS doesn't pay tax
>
> charge $65 per hour to skid and buck logs buys a plumber or a sawyer
> in US
> $40-$100 an hour for a private Juilliard teacher
>
> seems a fair price for an expert who can read old writing
>
> Hugh Watkins <hugh.watkins@xxxxxxxxx>


Let's compare some research charges:

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society: members-$20/hr;
non-members-$35/hr

http://tinyurl.com/ayorb

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania: members-$30 first hour, $25
each additional hour, non-members-$40 first hour, $30 each
additional hour

http://tinyurl.com/cgbyy

The New England Historic Genealogical Society: members-$45/hr;
non-members-$65/hr

http://tinyurl.com/bwudj

Now is this significant price disparity because researchers at the
NYG&BS & the HSP are monkeys or tax cheats, or is it because the
NEHGS's charges are excessive?

Jerry

Ukes <duke_of_diddly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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