I graduated from High School in June of this year. I got hired to build a website in that same month, but rather than doing it as a freelancer I was hired into the company. There were a lot of holds on the project from the graphic designers, and the owner of the company thought to outsource the site to an external company and have me work on other things.
This last week I was told that I was going to make a website and that I should be asking for a raise. I currently make $10 an hour, but I have no idea how much I should be making. The company I work for is a multi-million dollar per year business, and I feel that $25/hour is a justified rate for someone with little experience and no degree, I hear that $40 is common for someone without much experience. Any help would be appreciated on what I should ask for and how I should ask.
I'm in Houston, Texas. Population center, but definitely not an oversaturated market.