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I am a web developer with about 4 years of relevant work experience in my field. Recently, I went from making $30/hr working from home contracting for large companies to a full time job that only pays 40k/yr. The company I work for now is great, nice people, but a little behind the times.
I joined on with very little experience in development but they put me in charge of some important tasks right away, so I had to go in head first and pick up skills right away. Which is great, I'm happy I learned more of that, and really make good time when doing these tasks now. However, I'm now doing most of their advanced SQL stuff.
The day I started, another employee who was running another project based in an uncommon programming language put in his two weeks. Two weeks later, I'm the only one who knows how to use, access, modify, or update this project. It's quite a large responsibility for an "entry level dev", no?
I am doing highly advanced development for them to modernize their forms, webpages, amongst other things, a skill that I would most entry level developers would not be able to do as well.
I may be wrong, but I feel that what I'm making now is not acceptable. We don't have reviews, ever, so I can't just wait for that. I want to be paid more and I'm not sure how to bring it up; how can I make this happen?