Questions tagged [salary]

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

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Asking for a pay increase based on salary for similar positions

In the past few weeks I've been contacted by recruiters for three different positions that pay about 15% more than I currently get, with seemingly similar benefits and all with short commutes. Having ...
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Variance in package between me and another colleague in a new company

I have got an offer from a company named "A". My friend working in company "B", also got an offer from the same company, "A". We both have the same years of experience and similar background. ...
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My boss asked what number would keep me happy?

I just got done with my 4 year performance review call with my boss (the CTO) where the review was extremely positive and my boss was fishing pretty hard for me to name a number on my target salary. ...
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How to write a counter offer email without coming up as rude?

There's a company in middle east which is interested in me. I refused a job proposal from them 7 months ago and now I decided to join them and they made me a better offer but still low for such a big ...
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I've increased my productivity by 40% by automating my job. Should I ask for a higher salary, or just enjoy having more time to learn?

I've worked at a company for more than 7 years and have achieved all stated goals. A bit less than 2 years ago I got promoted (higher salary and title). Now I am among the top paid engineers in the ...
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New Hampshire: Salary employee must take comp time for pay periods under 40h?

I have a question regarding sick/vacation time for salary employees in New Hampshire, USA. If a salary worker in NH works over 40h in a week, they are not paid overtime. However, I am seeing a ...
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Can a German employer force mandatory overtime and forbid salary discussion?

After a rough few weeks (lots of late nights) I looked over my work contract and found the following statements: As far as the operational conditions require, overtime is to be worked. Overtime ...
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When a company is asking to trade off salary for a long-term benefits, is that a correct approach?

I've been involved in a job search for CTO positions, primarily targeting central European startups that are a little bit past early stage (either self funded with revenue or Series A+). I think I've ...
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Dubious Bonus Offer

During the past year I have put in a lot of effort towards a particular project that I have been assigned. My effort has paid off and I have had a great performance review with which I am really happy ...
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My boss and I disagreed over my invoice so she fired me [closed]

I work part time for a company that does special events. The other day someone wasn't able to make it to their shift. I replied to management's last minute request and volunteered to take the shift. ...
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Professional ladder for software engineering team [closed]

I am a software engineer who is now in charge of putting in place a compensation ladder for my dev team, and I am looking for examples/references from which I could get some inspiration. I have been ...
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Is a job offer letter with no mention of salary structure legal or correct?

Recently I cleared an interview and I accepted the job offer letter during this I discuss about salary points verbally with Head of HR. When I received offer letter by email, I read the whole letter ...
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What to do when employees are dissatisfied with the salary, however there is no possibility to increase it?

I work as a consultant, and conduct an organizational climate measurement for a client company. What I found is that the workers are not satisfied with their wages (which is understandable since most ...
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How to leverage my coworker's departure into a raise (there are only two people in our position)

Background Since April, I've been at my current job with a midsize company (I have almost 10 yrs experience in total before this job - stayed 4 and 5+ years in previous companies). My coworker, who ...
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What is the better career strategy? Stay at one company long term or switch often to get higher pay

I am in my current role 1.5 years. It is my first job after graduating. I have 3.5 years total experience full time in the software industry. I feel like I could get a better salary if I applied for ...
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How do I negotiate salary when returning to a position I just left?

I graduated from college a few months ago and started a great job at a defense contractor. While I was there I met some great people and the work was very satisfying. About six months in I received a ...
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I felt injustice after my company hired fresh graduates with higher salary and grade than mine

I don’t know how to explain this situation without looking envious, but I couldn’t handle that new joinees with 0 experience get paid more than i get, they got training outside the country I already ...
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Negotiating salary weighting

Firstly, forgive me if this has already been posted but I looked and couldn't find anything specifically about salary weighting, If so ill remove. I recently relocated to a new city in the same job (...
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Is this contract requiring me to repay training costs enforceable?

I recently applied for a job in a different department for the (UK) company I already worked for and was successful. The initial appointment letter I received (to confirm I had the job) did not ...
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CEO says not to expect pay increases unless you do something really exceptional. Is this counter-productive?

Our CEO has recently said we should not expect pay increases (above the usual yearly inflation adjustment) unless you're an overachiever or do something really exceptional. Is this counter-productive ...
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Still placed in same position without giving any reason [closed]

In IT I was joined as software Trainee and after a year and half now I was still placed in same software trainee position followed by less increment.I'm now working on small project, whereas my all ...
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If you know the market salary for your position is X, what is the salary one should “ask” for when asked during an interview? [duplicate]

I've often be told I'm short selling myself. So now in a new interview I'm wondering, if I notice that market salary, for someone with my skillset, is x (say 3000), what should I ask for? I have a ...
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I have received an NDA without mention of salary, is it normal in NDAs? Should I ask that they mention the salary in my NDA? [closed]

I have received an NDA from a company and inside of the NDA there is nowhere that salary is mentioned. I will work as a part-time employee in the company. Is it regular not mentioning the paid per ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a raise in Sweden?

I joined the mid-sized IT (500-1000 employees) company located in Stockholm, Sweden over a year ago. When the yearly salary reviews happened earlier this year I was missed (because supposedly there is ...
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How to negotiate an offer if I'm not actually going to accept it

I'm a rather successful senior software engineer with a decent LinkedIn page, and thus I often receive messages from recruiters from other companies. I like my current company and job, so I'm not ...
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How much should I ask my company to donate for my work? [closed]

I work for a for-profit company that helps nonprofits get donations. I am building a new awesome tool, which if successful will enable nonprofits to receive much more donations (and by extension, the ...
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Does my work place have the right to make deductions from my wages?

I work at a pub which is owned by a chain in the UK, and I have a signed contract with them. My manager has now told staff that if we make any mistakes made on the till, we will have to pay it back ...
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The board/management has asked if I am happy with my salary!

In our end-of-year self-evaluation, the board has asked us to rate our level of satisfaction (from 0 i.e. not at all satisfied to 10 i.e. fully satisfied) with our job based on the following factors: ...
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HR wants to keep having (unpaid) meetings with me and it's interfering with my other (paid) work

I work part time for a company. Recently the company was acquired, and the HR department is in another country/time zone. I reported an incident to HR. Now they want meetings with me and for me to ...
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How to negotiate first salary, when the offer is way lower than the job posting?

I was looking for jobs in data related fields (Data engineering/science), when I found a job opening for software engenieering offering a well above average salary, 2 to 3 times my country's average ...
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Does $90 / hr convert to 145k salary? [closed]

I received an offer for $90 / hour as a full time 1099 contractor for 40 hours a week with zero benefits based in the US (Bay Area) that would convert to full time w2 salary with health / vacation ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for a day off if I have to work an extra day on the weekend?

I have several projects coming up that require working either Saturday or Sunday. My normal schedule is first shift Monday through Friday, but due to restrictions from a client, they need work done on ...
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Is it a good idea to share your salary with your coworkers? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea to share your salary with your coworkers? The intent being to support each other with salary negotiation? Or will it always backfire. Please cite real-world examples.
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My salaried employee requests an unpaid day off [closed]

My salaried employee requests an unpaid day off. I am happy to grant it, and to reduce the weekly salary by the one day. Is that appropriate?
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My employer is postponing my FIRST paycheck due to a funding shortfall; what can I do?

I don't think I can even file for unemployment or can I? I'm continuing to work and attend meetings. It seems like a bad idea for me to be actively checking code into their source control system if I'...
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Employer reneged on negotiated clauses that weren't part of agreed contract, citing budget cuts - what can I do?

Several months ago I accepted a job offer that involved relocating abroad based on the agreement that I would get a defined salary raise after the first three months of work. I asked to have this ...
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How to proceed with salary negotiation offer?

I applied for a job and passed multiple interviews that went well. Last Thursday I had the last interview until now. It was with HR department. I know in some countries salaries are double checked at ...
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How to ask for re-evaluation of salary and conditions when you are paid much less than the job market standard? [duplicate]

I'm a software developer working remotely for a company in a very developed country. I started working for them for a very minimal amount of money, because I just wanted to get started and hoped that ...
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employer asking for payroll refund in cash

i worked a job for a special event was given a total of 3 checks. i deposited them all fine and then was told 2 weeks later that the second check was a duplicate to the first and they now want me to ...
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How to respond to request for desired salary for a junior software engineer role after an interview, and how to determine the number?

I just had a job interview for what would be my first full-time job (as a junior back-end engineer in Munich - prior to this I was studying at an engineering school 'Epita'). During the interview I ...
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How to answer to the “We do not want to create any precedent” argument in salary negotiation?

It seems that every big company I have encountered operates (for low/middle level employees) according to a spreadsheet, where columns are some kind of level or grade, and rows are years of experience....
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Workplace compensation backtracking when considering salary [closed]

I started working at company X 8 months ago as a software developer, after graduating from university. I was working with no problems and hearing only praise. The company underwent a new compensation ...
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Worked a Job, but wasn't paid, what are my options [closed]

I started a new job, worked over 48 hrs, and then they rescinded their offer for employment. I signed their offer before starting work. Are they still required to pay me for the hours that I worked ...
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Should overtime be evenly shared amongst employees? [closed]

I work in the hospital industry. My question is, is my boss in all her rights to offer extra hours to the same people and not all her employees. It’s not evenly spread out to all my colleagues ...
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Surprisingly, I got student finance - How could I approach management? [closed]

Got myself into quite a unique situation & would appreciate some different perspectives on my options. My Situation I work full-time for a small aerospace company working as an Electronic ...
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Employer says he needs to delay payment by 3 months due to bureaucracy [closed]

I started working as a researcher on a private funded project around one year ago, working as Data Scientist/Software Developer without a written contract. The problem lays in the fact that my ...
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Am I entitled to royalties on a product I created but didn't think of?

I've been working (unpaid) in my off-time as an Electrical and Software Engineer to create and develop a product for a start-up company. The original idea for the product was not my idea, but ...
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Interview question about salary expectations is asked with presence of technical examinator

Interview. 4 people in the room: technical examinator (member of the team the potential employee is trying to get aboard) and manager and HR officer present + the potential employee. After the ...
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Should I disclose the reasons why I am looking for a new job during an interview? [duplicate]

When you're interviewing in a new company, while still working in your current role, should you tell your interviewer that you're leaving the company because you haven't been paid for 3 months, and ...
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Should I always counter a salary in a job offer?

I received a job offer in writing. The salary amount is either within the average or above average for the city the job is in (depending on the source of information), for someone with my experience. ...