What would be an acceptable percentage increase to expect for a new position within a company? I recently applied, interviewed and was offered a new position within my company. I want to be sure the percentage increase that I received would be as expected or if I should negotiate for more. One the one hand, I don't want to sound like a complainer... But on the other hand, I've often heard that many people don't negotiate when they should.
The new position comes with more responsibility, including significant travel and contact with customers. It also requires some skills that I do not have, but they know that I don't have the skills. They and I both know that I will be able to learn these skills. I have proven time and again that I will meet, accept and overcome challenges. I believe that is part of the reason that they have offered me the position. I know that they have looked far and wide for someone to fill the position unsuccessfully that would meet all of their criteria.
I have read this post: Can you negotiate salary on a promotion? This will certainly help, but I just don't know what the right amount should be. Salary.com says no...not even close, but as I've read, that's not a good negotiating point.
I would just like to know what's normal. What percent increase is normal?