I accepted a job at a small software company as a software developer. The job posting stated the salary was between 40k and 50k depending on experience. After the interview I received a call and an offer. The Owner said he and his partners wanted to start me out at 35k because of my lack of experience and after 6 months bump me up to 40k. Well its been 5 months and I've noticed my company has posted a job for my exact position(They aren't trying to get rid of me, they are growing and need more people like me)..
The salary posted was 40k to 55k depending on experience.
Well now I believe when its time to get my review for being here 6 months I feel I should ask for the 55k. Since I now have experience with this company and their products. Some key info is I'm the only developer at the moment because their salary they offer is still well below the average for the area we are in and no one as responded to their ads.
Am I right to use their job posting as a point for my raise?
EDIT: Something I don't think people realize is this is an entry level position. Any person with 1 or 2 years experience makes much more than 55k in my area. The average starting, entry level salary in my area with a B.S in CS based on glassdoor, indeed is in between 60k -70k..So based one the job description they posted and requirements and preferred experience, I don't think asking for something closer to 55k is out of line