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For questions about fixed monetary compensation, distinct from hourly wages, piece wages, bonuses, and non-cash compensation.

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Should engineering managers make more than software engineers they manage? [closed]

This is a question that I have always wanted to know how others feel about. In the tech world, initially things were close knit where software engineers get promoted to engineering managers, meaning ...
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Is it possible to get long-term motivation for better performance by money alone?

Inadequate pay does affect performance, no question about it. But as soon as money is enough to spare money-related anxieties, such as paying the bills, is there any theory or anecdotal evidence that ...
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How to get higher paying software developer job

I work at a position where the pay is pretty average, actually pretty low for the number of years I've been out of college. The software development process is pretty informal e.g. we don't use git/...
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HR lied to me about incentives structure/variable pay

I work in healthcare in India in sales. Before joining 'X' organization, a salary included with a variable pay was decided. I agreed to it and signed the offer & appointment letter. Cut to one ...
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Should I ask for a salary raise or for paying me courses/education I'd planned for years?

In my company, we usually get a salary raise every year, at least there are negotiations about it. Depending on the outcome, you get the raise, a raise or neither of them. Last years raise was 300€ ...
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How to interpret advertised salary range (at UK startup)?

Advertising salary range in job posting is becoming more and more common these days. Some of the ranges are very wide, say [x, 1.5x] (e.g., [60k, 90k]). How to guestimate the final salary that the ...
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Negotiate a salary after signing a job offer

I've applied for a job offer that suits my needs (role within the company, technical stack...). After a few technical and HR interviews, I got a job offer with what I describe as a highly interesting ...
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Unexpected Promotion & Little Experience. How to Judge an Appropriate Salary for a my New Position?

I have recently been told that I will soon be receiving a promotion to a new position, Product Owner, at my annual performance review. This was fantastic news to me, but I realized upon thinking it ...
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What happens if the basic pay is increased, and allowances decreased for the same overall salary?

The employer has changed the salary structure from the one which was shared before joining, now they have increased the basic pay and decreased the special allowance with negligible change in the ...
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Net salary decreasing over time [closed]

PREMISE: similar questions have been asked in the field of software engineering, but I work in a more niche area (software engineering applied to aerospace) where is more difficult to find people with ...
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Remote worker relocating for spouse's new job. Can I ask for a cost of living increase with my employer?

My wife has recently been offered a new job in Denver that she wants to take due to salary increase, career advancement, etc. We currently live in a very low cost-of-living area comparatively (Memphis)...
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I have one offer from a startup with a compensation lower than market rate (no other offers). Is there anything I can do to bring it to market rate?

https://survey.stackoverflow.co/2022/#salary-united-states I’ve been using this survey as a guideline, and I’m in a high cost of living area (SF Bay Area). After initially quoting this, the co-founder ...
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I feel undervalued and don't know whether I should stay? [closed]

I have been trying to break into the legal industry for a few years now. Covid and the subsequent working from home have done nothing to help my plight. Approximately four months ago I was contacted ...
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How to calculate fair pay in local currency based on salary range in dollars?

Suppose Bob applies for a remote position (so no visa or even travel involved) on a company based in the United States and his research indicates that the average salary for the position is $s ($ = ...
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Are my services valued enough at my current job?

I feel like I'm underpaid at my current job and I question the value of my services. This is my first time working at a job like this but I've had experience with that sort of activity while ...
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Possible red flags of financial problems

I have recently been offered a job extension from my company. My manager said it’s been a great moment to work for them due to growing business and because they have a lot of ongoing projects. He gave ...
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How do I broach the subject of cost of living with my boss?

I work full time for a state college in the USA. I like my job, and I have a positive relationship with my boss. My landlord is asking me to renew my lease, and rent is going up by 25%. I am slated ...
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Is the money value in linkedin job offer title per month or year?

I was looking at some job offers in Singapore (I am French) and in some job titles, there is an amount of money. I suspect it is the salary, however, I am not able to understand if it is per year or ...
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Should I leave the job I just started to work for Amazon (Europe) [closed]

I am a software engineer in a western European country. I started working for a local medium-sized tech company here last week, but now I also got an offer from Amazon. Amazon is offering to pay much ...
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How to ask about total compensation alignment before final interview round

I have just been offered a half-day final round for a job that I'm quite interested in taking. However, in order to not waste my time or theirs, I want to make sure we are aligned on compensation ...
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How do I navigate salary discussion and career progression if I take a QA job with a startup that rejected me for a senior iOS engineering role?

This is a follow-up to Contacted company asking if there's an iOS software engineering role, and they responded saying QA would be a perfect fit. How can I navigate this?. After an interview loop ...
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Termination after resignation is accepted and witholding of holiday pay

I am UK based and worked for a company for only 2 months, the job was not what I was expecting but I still carried on working there and didn't miss a day and completed all my tasks correctly. I was ...
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Did not get my expected pay at the end of the month, what should I do?

I started a new job back in May 2, 2022. Salaried - so I'm not really going by the hour. The pay schedule is semi monthly and on May 13th, I got my first pay check with the company. All good there so ...
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Is it a red flag if a job posting says they don't negotiate offers?

I've recently applied to a company and got invited for an interview at a future date, but surprisingly my first response from them includes the words, "we do not negotiate our offers". The ...
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Interim role offer without a raise

I have been offered an interim role to cover maternity leave. The interim role will be for 6 months. It will involve more day to day tasks. This includes monitoring of team members and tasks and more ...
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How should I open salary negotiations with contracting company?

I work for a company as a contact employee. I sub contract through a staffing company. I am the senior back end developer on four enterprise level projects. Two of which I am the only person who knows ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

I am from the UK as I understand culture might influence the answers. I have seen some questions similar asked here but I think there are some nuances that should permit this question being asked. ...
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How to approach in an interview a lower salary than the posted salary ranges

I was contacted recently by a recruiter. They were interested by my CV and my previous experience (not a lot, but they mentioned they liked the experience, not that they thought it was little). I ...
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No feedback from manager regarding a request for a pay review

I've been at my current company for 5 years now. About 4-5 weeks ago, I had a meeting with my manager and I discussed that I would like a pay review due to multiple factors which I explained to my ...
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Do I get paid for not being able to work due to technical issues? [closed]

I have a full-time remote job, but I haven't been able to work for two weeks due to technical issues with my work equipment. Nothing in my contract says anything about salary if absent due to ...
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Why is using irreplaceability as leverage frowned upon?

At my workplace (medium-sized software company), I am the sole developer responsible for a lot of code that consists of a collection of dozens of scripts (totals 400K lines of code) that has hundreds ...
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What should you do when IT contact you during the night? [closed]

What should you do when IT contact you during the night? I am getting calls from IT when I am not paid to work overtime and more than 40 hours a day. Is this normal? Also, I am not even getting paid ...
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Job hopping to increase salary

I work as a programmer. Is it advisable to job hop every few years to look for salary increase especially if the current company is not giving raises in a timely manner? There are studies that say job ...
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Is it better to start negotiating for a bigger raise before or after your annual performance review?

I am one of the most senior software engineers in my division. Our company has the typical big company "the budget for raises is 3%" finite pie stance. I got promoted last year but that ...
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Is it wrong to manage my time in such a way that I don't have to work past 5:00 PM?

I am exempt salaried in the USA, working from home. My work hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with an hour lunch from noon to 1:00 PM. While I complete all my tasks on time and receive exceptional reviews, ...
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Should I be paid equally for the same work

I graduated with a MSc and now I'm working my first job. Everything was fine until this year when I asked to renegotiate my salary. I asked for 35% to compete with inflation and compensation for all ...
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Ethics/risks on earning a double salary where both employers are okay with the situation

This is a weird situation and a throwaway stack account to protect me. I'm looking for some advice from you all to help organise my thoughts. The situation: I'm a software engineer that works/worked ...
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How should I respectfully turn down low job offer, but keep relationship cordial and doors open in the future?

There is a job offer I have which is significantly lower than market rate to my understanding, and the rest of it is good. I am looking to turn this offer down as I'm in the process with other ...
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Getting less appraisal raise than your colleagues

All my colleagues got a one on one call for appraisal but I didn't got any notification for the same. Even though I heard all are getting double raise in salary but my colleagues are getting more than ...
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Denied raise due to inability to relocate during wartime [closed]

For the context: At the time of writing this question, there's an ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. I've been working full-time remotely as a backend developer for US company for slightly over a ...
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I was told I'd get a raise sometime in February. As of today's paycheck, still no raise. What should I say?

I'm working at a company I love, doing what I love, and for the most part, I'm extremely content with my situation. Back in January- the 17th, to be specific- I had a performance review with the ...
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How is the vesting schedule compensation “deduced” from the salary during negotiation?

Context: North-America work culture. I make up the numbers because there are not important here. I am negotiating my salary with Bob. The company offers a vesting schedule of 3 years, 1 year cliff. I ...
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How do companies/employers fill roles when they have unrealistic or below-market salary expectations?

I've had a couple of interesting experiences lately, and it has me wondering, how do companies fill positions when they have below-market compensation budgets? I had a recruiter reach out to me about ...
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Client is not paying on time, swears on call

I am currently working for an MNC but due to some financial, I also had to pick a side job. In this side job (freelancing) client is not paying me on time. The pay date is the 3rd of every month but I ...
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Prospective employer recommends a lower initial salary so that expectations are not too high

When interviewing for a consultancy job, the recruiting manager at the company asked me about my expectations concerning the salary. Since I did not want to be lowballed I gave a fairly large salary ...
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Offered job at lower title than applied for: does this impact my negotiation power?

I applied for a position of Staff Software Engineer at a top gaming studio and got the great news yesterday that they'd like to extend me an offer, though at a lower level of Senior Software Engineer ...
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Understanding annual salary having been paid by hour

I have a job offer that states what the annual salary would be. I have only had jobs where I've been paid per hour. In the interview there was some discussion about pay and I gave a pay range I was ...
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When Should I Ask for a Raise After Sudden Changes?

I am wondering when would be an appropriate time to discuss increasing my compensation. I recently transitioned into a new role, where I am taking over for an coworker who is retiring at the end of ...
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My employer overpaid me for my student work and ignored my email. Should I send a follow up?

I'm a student and I work part-time for a medium-sized company. For one day of work, I earn around €90. Normally, I work 4 days a month, but in January I took 2 days off. Yet, my pay for this month was ...
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How to reply to request for current salary [duplicate]

I am based in the UK and I was contacted yesterday by a job recruiter. We had a pleasant chat where she explained what the role was. We discussed everything including salary requirements, but when she ...
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