Questions tagged [salary]

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

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How to make good money with software

I often hear or read statements like this: I used to spend a lot of time with computers when I grew up and I became a programmer. My company pays me surprisingly well. As if they are suspecting an ...
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Asking for a salary which is more than what you initially quoted, due to promotion at current company - ok or not ethical?

I am interviewing for a firm, and am at the final stages of getting an offer. Initially, the HR had asked me for a salary "expectation", to which I quoted a number. However, I have recently ...
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Stuck at a top company that discriminates arbitrarily

I work for a big corporation that is one of the best in the business. I joined with a bunch of many other fresh graduates, at an offshore location. After joining, I found out that the firm had hired ...
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Can company A verify offer pay with company B?

I have 2 offers, one from company A and one from company B. I accepted company B's offer due to the it being a lot better than company A. During the interview process, I told company B about the pay ...
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Tips for finding jobs writing compilers and/or operating systems? and, are the salaries of people with these jobs open knowledge?

In the tech space, my dream job is writing compilers for new and various languages across different paradigms (think everything between Haskell, C#, C++, Smalltalk, JavaScript, prolog and LISP). I ...
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Normal to get paid based on only years worked rather than output?

I'm a software developer based in the U.S. I've been with a company for a few years. I have 8 years of work experience, but I'm doing the work that someone with 15-20 years would typically do. My ...
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Salary position asking me to check on a process at 2 AM

Am I at risk of termination for not doing it? Recently started a new job and it's been fine mostly the first few months but they've been asking me to check a process at 2 AM and cancel it if it's too ...
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I had an interview with a company that I am excited to work for. When do I ask questions about location and salary?

I felt very good with my answers and the interview. I have been invited for a second interview a week from now. However, I never discussed about the location of work and the salary they are offering ...
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How to preemptively tell employer what you expect to get paid when there's potential for confusion/miscalculations

I recently started working for a new employer. I get paid by the hour and the work hours are not always consistent. A job lasted a lot longer than expected and in fact needed to be finished on a day ...
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For small amounts of unexpected expenses, do contractors normally provide proof with invoices?

I was provided with equipment that started having issues charging. My manager told me to call the tech support line. The number was in a different country. I was charged about $15. The manager said if ...
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How to ask an employer for a daily allowance on a business trip [closed]

I am working for a UK-based startup from India (remote job). I am a fresher having experience of approximately six months, so I do not know how to approach a few things. I have been invited by the ...
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How to deal with the boss not paying, and being manipulative

I'm in the Caribbean, I started working for a US company back in Jan 2020 as a contractor. He would pay every 2 weeks, and he said I could get a raise after seeing my work, I work full time, 40hrs/...
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I accepted a very low offer after an internship and I want to renegotiate, is it too late?

I'm working as a developer for a company for almost 2 years. I have been an intern for 1 full year, and then got an official offer from them. It was a full time development offer but with lead ...
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How to negotiate a very large salary increase?

I am a C# developer, I consider myself to be on the higher end of mid-level, but my salary is very low for this, I'd estimate it's about on par with a decently paid entry level position. However, My ...
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Boss may think I'm overpaid

I have suspicion that my boss may think I'm overpaid. Is there anything I can do to remedy the situation if that is the case? Hypothetically say I'm 100% sure he thinks I'm overpaid what should I do ...
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Everyone in my department has left, what do I do?

I joined a growing startup (between 50-100 employees) a few months ago. Since I joined, the two other employees in my department have left and our manager has left. Main reason being they wanted more ...
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Got offer letter with letterhead 9/13, submitted counter offer two days later, no reply since. How to followup?

I've been speaking to the hiring manager since the beginning since their recruiter was too busy, and it's been great. She has a great understanding of my background and where I want to go. She ...
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Having strongly negative emotions after interview - am I overreacting? [closed]

Recently I've had an initial interview for a new job in my dream sector of aerospace after completing their coding test task. I strongly believe I did a great job on the test task (but I acknowledge ...
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Should I ask for a larger salary after expectation was met?

Recently I quit the company I worked in for the last three years and have been on a job hunt for about two weeks. I've been taking interviews with two companies that contacted me almost at the same ...
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Supervisor invites me to talk about a second pay rise for this year

I am in my late 20's. I studied management, joined consulting as a software developer after graduation and have been working there for two years now. I am in a good situation right now as our company ...
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Expected remuneration, after re-applying for the same job they re-advertised?

I live in the UK and it is hard to get a job because there's very few vacancies and too many unemployed. I have PhD in Petroleum Engineering and 4 years work experience. When they asked me first about ...
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Paid the same as my coworker who has more experience

I'm paid the same as my coworker who has more experience and knows more about the company process, where I frequently need help because I'm new, however maybe it's due to me negotiating during the ...
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Started my new role but pay has not increased

I have started a new role, where I’m a week into the job, it was an internal move where as part of moving I negotiated a significant pay rise. The problem is where the HR system hasn’t updated to ...
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Getting Job Accommodations when I have a Sleep disorder

I am in a bit of a quandary and would really appreciate any support from anyone here who is working on salary and preferably who also has sleep disorders. I am working from home at present from Oregon....
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How common is it in British (European?) tech firms to request a payslip before extending an offer?

After passing the interview process in a well-known tech firm (London), I'm being asked for my current salary and TC (total compensation). I've always heard providing such information is a bad idea (...
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How to know what salary should I be on?

I had not been working since 10 month as I haven’t been lucky to find work but I have 10 years of front end experience which I doubt is rusty now. I been in bootcamp to upskill for last 3 months which ...
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How to politely tell recruiters I'm not interested unless the position pays well (>$100k)?

Lately I have been getting a lot of messages from recruiters. Probably not too many, but at least 2-3x a week. I've also heard a lot of places need software engineers like myself. I am currently happy ...
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Company late to pay for software engineering contract, unsure what to do next

I just completed a one month software engineering contract. Halfway through, I sent an invoice for half (specified in the contract), and it was viewed but not acknowledged. Yesterday, the last day of ...
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When is it 'too soon' to ask for a high raise? [duplicate]

TLDR: I think I deserve a big raise for my skills, but I've only been in this company since 1.5 years ago. Background I studied to become a mecatronic engineer. After 5 years in a first company, I ...
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Should I be paid the original advertised amount as that was substantially more than what's in my contract?

I applied to a job on a government scheme made for young people who have struggled to get a job and found this fabulous internship that offered London’s living wage on the government universal credit ...
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New coworkers don't have to clock out and get paid more as a result

I work in retail. We are scheduled for 8 hour shifts. The pay system is directly tied to when we clock in and out: so if we clock in 1 minute late we get paid 1 minute less, and if we clock out 1 ...
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How To Deal With (Possible) Accounting Error

Background The place I work at has an overtime policy so that anyone who works outside of their assigned hours, gets paid more for each additional hour. This company has a lot of bad managers and a ...
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Do you get a pay raise at the same time or after getting new responsibilities?

Management is thinking of giving me more responsibilities. I am open to this. When exactly should I ask for a pay raise? When it is confirmed that I will be getting new responsibilities (e.g. I am ...
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Asking for a larger raise than other employees after less than one year?

I am an American with a white collar career. I lost my job during the pandemic and had to move to a small town for the only job I could find at the time. Unfortunately this town "boomed" ...
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How do companies measure percentage of salary reduction based on short-term or long-term disability? [closed]

Background: I've earned X (the market standard) as a senior software developer when I was healthy. After suffering an RSI-related health issue, I pursued a masters degree in Machine Learning and am on ...
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Too little raise [duplicate]

I have been working for a company in Australia for a year now. I have achieved pretty good results in this year, and my manager has commended me in front of others several times. Today, he voluntarily ...
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How can I find a job that pays me for the value that I bring?

I’ve spent some time self-reflecting recently, and I have felt underpaid for the work that I do for a while, but I have been having trouble finding a job that pays what I am worth. How can I convince ...
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How to select a good starting salary after working in a position I felt over-qualified for?

When finishing up college a few years ago, I rushed into getting work as a contractor for a big tech company as a technician, a position that did not require a college degree to work at. I've worked ...
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All the other developers left. Can I put my company over a barrel? [closed]

I am the last developer on a team that used to have 5. The Great Resignation has stripped my team bare. How feasible would it be to hold my company over the barrel and try to get a mega salary ...
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How should I navigate an unfair compensation situation?

Background: I am a former web developer professional who never earned a degree. I developed medical issues that were originally thought to be life altering and enrolled in a college to complete a ...
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Salary negotiation if salary of colleague is known

I work in a software company and my 2 year contract ends in a few months. The management wants to take me on in any case, because I was able to take over personnel responsibility and lead a team in a ...
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Is there an occupation that has an hour paid lunch? [closed]

How uncommon is longer than an hour paid lunch? Would it be unwise to try to negotiate for an hour paid lunch after being offered a white collar job? For example, I am an electrical engineer with ...
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How to counter these salary negotiation questions with HRs?

I'm a Software Engineer from India having current CTC: 9 LPA (Lakhs per annum) and years of Experience: 4. I've an offer of 14 LPA and serving my notice period. The companies in which I'm interviewing,...
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Is it acceptable to ask about the grade-level details of the position during the interviews?

Some companies (if not most) have internal grading system, based on which they define salary range. I am not sure if this is standardized at industry or country level, or whether there is a different ...
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How do I negotiate an offered low salary for a high position?

TLDR: Promoted from intern to junior lead/management type of position. Offer by the company doesn't match the average salary in the market, how can I negotiate my position? I've been working for 1 ...
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Received an exploding offer and was able to push the response date by a few days. Can I still negotiate salary or should I be careful with what I ask?

I received an offer last Friday, but I found out that they wanted a response three days later (today). After speaking to the HR person, I was able to push it to the end of the week. It's not as long ...
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Relocation getting delayed results in missing out on higher pay

I was looking at Jobs in Dec'20 that offered relocation as I wanted to move out of my home country (India). I found a decent job that would relocate me to Malaysia (KL) and my wife and I figured it ...
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Data Analyst doing multiple roles

I am working in a tech startup (post product market fit) of around 100 employees as a 'Product Manager' but my role is more of a data analyst/engineer. I built the BI infrastructure and reporting of ...
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HR asking about salary expectations with future colleague present

Quite recently I had an online interview with a company. There was one person from the team I would be joining and one person from HR. I'm used to having separate conversations with HR and the team ...
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Person above my manager offers only a tiny pay rise after manager says 'My work is fantastic for last 6 months'

Got a new manager, and told them I would like a pay rise as I have not had one for a few years. Manager told me they have not managed me long enough to put that proposal forward, they told me prove to ...

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