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Sage advice like this is
Career Salary Question
am unfairly paid, what should I do?
Evaluate where you stand in the company versus
outside opportunities. Understand what the market
is paying for someone at your level. Be
objective. Study at least a couple of career salary
surveys since there can be variance from one to
the other. Once, you have validated that you are,
in fact, underpaid, (many employees that feel
they are underpaid, are not) determine a
In general, it is best to link salary
considerations with performance discussions. If
you feel you are unfairly compensated, it is
likely that you believe your contributions to the
organization outweigh your remuneration. Request
a performance evaluation from your supervisor and
listen. Is his/her perspective different from
your own? If so you need to work on changing
that. Either your accomplishments need greater
recognition or you need to re-evaluate your own
performance. Or, if your evaluation was favorable
you can respond with a salary request. The worst
they can say is no, then the decision to stay or
go is yours to make.
If your career salary increases havent been great,
ask yourself if it is your performance or the companys? If its yours, improve it.
If its the company's, ask yourself what
kind of future you and the company have.