Questions tagged [salary]

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

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What is the point of an employer to adjust the salary of an existing employer based on actual remote work location?

These two articles mention the fact that Facebook is comfortable with remote work, but might adjust salaries based on the actual location used for doing the work: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said ...
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Hiding current low academia salary from potential employer

I am working in academia as a Post-doc which always pays low as compared to my market value. A potential employer from an industrial position, before even taking my interview, asked my current salary ...
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UK - Employer's payscales are incomplete so I am trapped on entry level pay? Can I negotiate?

I took a new job three years ago; I was one of the first employees on a new contract, which had unfinished payscales that only specified the "Entry" level pay for each salary band. I was ...
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Senior engineer requesting promotion without payraise after promotion deferred due to COVID

One of our senior engineers, "Gus", has been working towards the top level of engineer in our company, "Principal Software Engineer". The promotion is a pay increase, more ...
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Negotiating offer after discussing salary range

I applied to a position at a well established company (with a specific target range in mind). We discussed expected salary early on. When my expectations were quite a lot over their budget they ...
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Negotiating a promotion without collateral

I have been in my current position for nearly six years. During which time, I have received a default 2-2.5% annual raise -- about level with RPI, so effectively nothing in real terms -- based on ...
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On an online job application, what should be put for desired salary? [duplicate]

It will only let me put a numerical answer. (Usually I write "Will discuss if offered position.") Would it be bad if I put zero? I am fresh out of college, and have not gotten a professional ...
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Not satisfied with salary, wanting a raise or quit, how to approach situation the best [closed]

At my current position i am earning about 50% of what I am worth on the job market. I have repeatedly approached my boss about my salary increase, and was denied and set unrealistic conditions for a ...
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Taking out personal loan to pay salaries? [closed]

I work in a small company, 16 people, central/western Europe. As many businesses, corona virus crisis hit us hard. Two people were fired and we were told, soon they might be firing more people, ...
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Should I ask for greater compensation for increased workload due to team members leaving?

I work as a level 4 software engineer apprentice in a small team for a large company. I am currently on a degree apprentice course which should last roughly 2 and a half more years. I have been with ...
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In a rapidly developing startup, is asking for a raise 6 months after receiving one going to make me look greedy and bad?

I know that 6 months is way too soon to be negotiating salaries in any usual context. My context is not usual. I joined the company as their first employee, after a couple year break from work for ...
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How to proceed with a client not paying?

I was working as a freelancer during my free time for a client overseas, I was programming in a framework that isn't very popular, so there aren't many programmers doing freelance for this particular ...
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Does lowballing candidates really make financial sense even if they accept? It seems to be that you are just making them leave early?

I am not the kind of person with the nerve to negotiate hard nor am I all that confident in my worth. However I am very diligent about applying for one job a week. That means I usually leave every 15 ...
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How do I compare offers with different base vs equity components for a tech giant vs a mid-sized startup? [closed]

Lets assume you have been extended a couple of job offers that are a mix of salary and equity that you need to compare, coming from different kinds of company: A big tech giant like Microsoft. A kind ...
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It seems my client thought my contract was up a few days before it actually was. Now telling me just to invoice for the rest

I had been working for a contractor who needed help with a client of his. He had made a renewal offer for my contract but then rescinded it (apparently it was a joint decision with the client). It was ...
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How can we write an email for politely ask about our pay cut?

Hello everyone this isn't from my side but I had a chat with a really close person of mine, and he was wondering all day how he and his co-workers could ask their company to get a date of when they're ...
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Company cuts my salary immediately after I sign the offer letter

Today I signed an offer letter with a big company in the US that I was very excited to work for. Less than two hours after signing the offer, and after I withdrew my application to the other company ...
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How should I negotiate the price/salary with a potential customer/employer if there's a large gap between our BATNAs?

I am an undergraduate student and earn money by giving private lessons as well as by writing and translating texts, and recently I lost a potential customer because we couldn't agree on the price. The ...
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Refusing to increment productivity beyond salary raise

A software engineer in the team I lead was a very good worker and in the last two rounds and got a salary increase of the maximum the company allows. A couple of months ago, he said he was very ...
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As a subcontractor, how to negotiate to get paid in a reasonable time?

I work as a subcontractor for a contractor. My contract is up for renewal. There is a term I would like to change. The term states that me getting paid is contingent on him getting paid. I don't think ...
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Making my dream company take a competing high offer seriously

There are two major companies I am considering: A and B. I applied to both for a senior manager role. Both have given me verbal offers to join their companies, however in different circumstances. Both ...
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Is participation in different bug hunting programs viable career path and source of income?

Is participation in different bug hunting programs viable career path and source of income? More specific questions: What are estimated, expected earnings of bug hunters? How long one needs to train/...
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Is it expected for a potential employer to request payslips?

Question: Will I be expected to provide payslips for most job offers in the UK? And any thoughts on this job given the context? Context: I have been made a job offer for a Product Manager role at ...
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Part of salary from gross revenue

I'm about to negotiate the dollars on a long-term project. What i want is to get part of my salary as a percentage of the gross revenue. So, it's gross revenue - not gross profit or stock options ...
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How can I politely ask to discuss compensation before the interview process without sounding arrogant? [duplicate]

I have over 14 years of experience in game development and I receive an average 2 unsolicited interview requests on LinkedIn per week. One of those seemed like a good opportunity and after three days ...
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Can I ask for a raise based on acquired knowledge and experience, but no new responsabilities?

I will soon complete my first year in a company, which I joined after my graduation. While I haven't received new responsibilities, I have contributed in different ways and gained both hands-on ...
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How do I approach founders about salary inequality in a startup?

To add a little context, I joined a startup as a fullstack developer in late 2017, making me the fourth member of a team of two founders working sales, and me and a colleague doing the actual ...
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New job suddenly has big change in work schedule (not COVID)

I recently started a new job. I was hired as a contractor. I was told the work hours would be standard (8am-5pm) but this wasn't written into the agreement. Now my boss is asking me to work over night....
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How to fix badly negotiated salary?

Last year I was on the edge of a burnout. In hindsight it was because I was working in a toxic workplace. But through lack of experience I was not able to see the red flags. There have been cases of ...
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Contract and asking for raise in IT

I am a contractor and my contract will be renewed soon (that is, I work in company A through recruitment agency B). I want to ask for a wage raise. Who do I need to ask it? There are two options: My ...
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Employer salary range way higher than I was seeking should I say yes?

Got asked the salary expectation question in one of my recent job applications via email. I deflected the question and asked the recruiter for his range instead (not sure if this was rude or not) and ...
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Is it advisable to mention your contract rate when discussing salary for a full-time position?

I'm interviewing for a full-time position that wasn't advertised. I was referred by a friend of a friend. That being said, I have no clue what they are willing to pay me. I have a firm hourly rate ...
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Are these inappropriate questions to ask during an interview?

I had a video interview yesterday and I have a feeling that the following three questions may have been inappropriate to ask. Since this has been mind-boggling, I'm asking for the thoughts of experts ...
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Employer asking for salary slips after signing the contract

I have question regarding the current salary slips providing to my new employer. I tried to search for similar issue but they were either before getting an offer or before signing the contract. I am ...
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Why do people keep their employment details, such as how much they make, secret? [closed]

After finishing school I had trouble finding work. I applied to a government agency that was supposed to help with the job search. I found they gave me the run around and didn't help much. I managed ...
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Employer wanting to show employee pay on a board for everyone to see

Is it legal and/or ethical to show employee pay information on a screen for everyone to see? The scenario: Company wants to increase productivity in an hourly warehouse environment Wants to move to ...
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Why the disparity between raises within a company and raises when changing companies?

In software engineering it is common knowledge that you can expect a more significant raise when changing jobs than when getting a raise at your current job. This has been confirmed in my own personal ...
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Is it unprofessional to ask a manager about the salaries of their employees

I have a couple of friends in managing positions from an industry that I plan to work in the future. Is it appropriate to ask them about the salaries of the position that I am interested in? Keeping ...
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Dream position I cannot afford

I am a recent Law school graduate who secured an articling position in the Greater Toronto Area. After deductions and allowances, I will be earning $1840 net. I have to have a working vehicle to be ...
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Downlevelled in interview but same role

I am interviewing for a senior tech management role. The position is critical to the organization and my interviews were positive across the board. I have been offered the position at 1 level lower ...
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Is it reasonable and legal for a UK startup to force all employees to start taking 20% of their salary in stock options?

I've seen a lot of questions and discussions about agreeing to take some portion of your salary as stock options when starting a job, but the situation I'm in now is that the company wants to reduce ...
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How to negotiate ESOP scheme after signing work contract?

I am about to start a new job at a tech firm. The original offer includes base salary + ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) scheme. The contract I've signed so far is not concerned with the ESOP ...
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Can I still get paid after quiting first shift? [closed]

I lost my old job due to COVID. They had advised us to apply at a particular chain of grocery stores. I did the online application and had a very brief phone call with a recruiter. I received an email ...
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I work full time during the week. Can my employer also ask me to be On-call on the weekends without pay? [closed]

I work as an IT support tech at a company in British Columbia. Right now I work Monday to Friday 40 hours a week, normal daytime hours. I am paid salary, though my salary is based on the hourly wage I ...
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Didn't get promised raise due to unsufficient projects [closed]

I started my new job as a software engineer in a bank in January 2019. According to our collective agreement (Tarifvertrag), my position is rated as wage group (Tarifgruppe) 8. During the job ...
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Forced to take 50% paycut with full working hours. What can I do?

I work for a software development company. Yesterday my company announced 50% paycut for all employees because of corona virus epidemic without reducing our work hours. Management is calling us ...
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My salary is much higher than I would get in a different company, but much lower than my cowokers'. What can I do?

Long story short, I'm completely sure that my current salary is around 25% higher than what people with similar experience and skills would get in other companies in my area. At the same time I ...
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How can I approach my company for advertising a role the same as mine for a much higher salary?

I am currently working as a senior Android engineer at a startup for the last 10 months. When I joined I was the single Android developer working towards the product development. I have worked very ...
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Hiring range/wage vs. Salary/wage range

I'm considering applying for a position which just posted in my field of work (within government). The position itself is right up my alley; however, what caught my eye in the job posting is that they ...
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Got a pay cut for a sporadic project

My friend is a freelancer, he has been working for over a year with another three freelancers for a company. Today he and the other freelancers were notified by email that they will be getting a 40% ...

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