Questions tagged [salary]

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

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Is it appropriate for me to ask for a salary review although they did that last year?

I'm new in the tech world (2 years of experience). In earlier jobs, there was no possibility of a salary review but in my current company, it is possible to receive a raise. I don't know if it's too ...
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Are employers allowed to exchange salary information?

When applying for a new job in Switzerland it seems common practice that employers asks for references and talk to the former employer. But besides information regarding my working ethos, etc. are ...
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Can graduating from university and reaching 1 year help justify a significant (>10%) pay raise?

I was hired by my current company while I was in the final year of my Software Engineering degree. It has been a year since then and I have graduated and work has been going swimmingly. I believe I ...
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How to know the optimum salary [duplicate]

I am from India. I have 1.7 years of experience with my current salary as 650000 INR per annum. I recently got an offer from Oracle Application Labs for Engineer Role with the Package between 400000 ...
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How to leverage my head's dismissal for a raise

The scope is the same of what was discussed here but with different circumstances: my head was fired and replaced by a colleague of mine. Is it wise during a salary raise negotiation to mitigate ...
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Ratio between starting wage and requested raise

I brought a brand new business to my current company (SW development where only mechanic and analog HW products were produced). This meant also building up (under my guide) all the needed ...
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Should I Work As a Student Programmer for Minimum Wage?

I have currently completed 4.5 years of my 5.5-year program for a BS in Computer Information Systems (programming) in Florida. Last summer, I was able to work at the Info Tech department as a web ...
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How to politely decline the request by the employer even if they offer me the desired salary after resigning

I have resigned my current organisation and got an offer with another company with 25% hike But the managers are pressurizing me to stay here currently. But I don't want to stay here as I don't like ...
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Offered increment is too low

My current company has yearly post-appraisal increments. My performance was rated highly by both my manager and my client (I got a average of 9.5 / 10). But somewhere in the upper management part of ...
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Why would my current employer give me a lower counter offer?

I had an offer from a different employer which was really good and I'm planning on taking it. However, when I told my employer my plans to leave and shared the offer I had received, they said they ...
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Asking to work from home and a pay raise

My apartment lease is up in a few months and I have been looking for a job in another state to be closer to family. I don't hate my current job but I feel I am underpaid for a software engineer with ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for a raise after six months in a company when I feel like I'm underpaid?

I started a new job in september as a DevOps Engineer working with AWS technologies. The company offered me a decent salary considering I had no experience in this specific field. I feel confortable ...
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Job told me I had to make up the hours I was sick

I called in sick to work on the Friday of last week so I missed 8 hours of work! My employer then informed me on the Monday when I had returned that he had already submitted payroll for the month on ...
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Working at a company that expects you to quit before a large raise [duplicate]

All the research I have done online says that you should never quit your job on the hope of getting a salary increase. Even if one does the get the desired raise, things are never the same. However, ...
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Should I tell the recruiter that they are below the market rate?

Context I had a phone interview recently for a rather technical position with very high skills and quite extensive expectations in terms of output (research papers and quantitative analysis etc.). ...
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Promise of conversion from contingent to full time employee, however package and deadline are unclear

I work at a company X which keeps two types of employees, one as contingent workers(people from different organization but working for X) and another as full time employees who are X's own hires. ...
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Lowered written offer and many red flags, should I follow up on negotiation?

I’ve received an verbal offer from a small company offering X amount base, n% guaranteed bonus and discretionary bonus (as an industry standard structure). The whole package is merely 10% more than ...
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Asking for a pay increase based on salary for similar positions [duplicate]

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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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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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'...