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How to Ask for a Raise, According to Your Boss

There are plenty of good reasons to consider asking for a raise. First of all, you’re less likely to receive one if you don’t ask. And, the gains acquired through even a small salary increases actually snowball over time. You won’t just benefit from...

10 Ways You’re Probably Leaving Money on the Table at Work

Want to earn more money? Negotiating salary is only one (admittedly very important) part of the equation. The dollar amount on your paycheck is only one part of your total compensation. If you fail to optimize your benefits package, you’re leaving money on t

How Does Your Pay Stack Up?

How does your pay stack up? If you’re like most people, you don’t know the answer. A few years ago, PayScale surveyed 71,000 employees to learn more about the relationship between pay and employee engagement. Unsurprisingly, our findings showed that how pe

How to Set Your Salary Expectations

If you’re heading into a job interview soon, you probably have a whole list of things that are causing you anxiety. One of them may be how to answer the question, “What are your salary expectations?” And the question will come up — sometimes...

After You Asked For a Raise and Were Denied: What to Do Next

If your request for a raise has been denied, and you’re not sure why, it doesn’t mean that you should give up. Here are a few steps you can follow to keep the momentum going after getting “no” for an answer: 1. Get the...

Why You Should Negotiate Pay Even After Taking an Extended Break

Getting back into the workforce after taking an extended break is tough. Even if you’re going back into the same field, it can take a lot of extra time and effort to build a network, prepare for interviews and figure out how to convince...

The Secret Process Behind Your Low-Ball Salary Offer

You’ve just received a job offer at an organization with a promising future. Unfortunately, the starting base salary is $15,000 less than what you’d expected. How much room do you have to negotiate the cash portion of your offer? Is this offer really a...

How to Negotiate a New Job Offer

Negotiating a new offer may feel uncomfortable, but a little discomfort is worth it. This is your best chance to increase your salary and improve the conditions of your new job. Once you have accepted a job, you lose your leveraging power. The best...

Should You Ever Negotiate Salary Over Email?

Twenty-eight percent of respondents to PayScale’s Salary Survey said they hadn’t negotiated salary specifically because they were uncomfortable discussing money. If you’re one of them, you might wonder whether email is a solution to your prob

The Consequences of Not Negotiating Your Salary

Less than half of respondents to PayScale’s Salary Survey reported that they had asked for a raise in their current field — 43 percent, in fact. Most held back out of fear of negotiating, in some form, whether it was because they were uncomfortable...

Should I Negotiate Salary? Yes, Here’s Why

Negotiating your salary is hard, but not because the act itself is difficult. If you’re proficient enough at your job for somebody to want to hire you, you have all the skills necessary to ask for the compensation you deserve. The real challenge in...

How to Use MyPayScale to Negotiate Your Next Salary

Did you know that there is a magical place on the internet where you can find out exactly how much you should be paid? It’s not a myth, and it’s not an urban legend. It’s called MyPayScale, and it’s a free tool you can use...