This is my situation: I ended up starting a new job late 2015 so I wouldn't be part of the salary reviews of that year. I took the job in a different city so I was not fully aware of the salary averages for software engineers, so I ended up taking a lower salary than the average. It's about 10k below the city average. My manager is extremely happy with my performance and I have gotten really good reviews from several colleagues. How would I go about discussing a salary review for this job since:
- I have only been in the company for about 5 months.
- Missed the performance review period since I joined the company late. This would require me to wait another year for the next one.
- Changing jobs is not an option for me since I really love the work and I feel like it's what I want to do as a career.
Any ideas of how I should bring this conversation up with my manager? Now keep in mind, I can making a living with my current salary but I am on a pretty tight budget when it comes to expenses.