This has worked for me on my last three jobs (one of them was a promotion) that I got. When the interviewer asks the question: what salary are you looking for?, instead of listing what you’re expecting ask them instead.
I always start with explaining that I have been researching salaries in my field but wanted to know what they felt is a competitive salary for someone with my experience? (If this your first job interview or you’re going for an entry level job that you don’t have experience in, you can always change the part about experience to “this position”).
Oftentimes, they will give you the number that they are expecting to pay for that position; and every time I ask a potential employer it has been at least $5-$10k more then I was going to ever say.
This also helps you compare what they’re willing to pay vs whether that salary is worth the job. AND you don’t run the risk of under selling yourself! (If they’re expecting to pay $60k and you say $40k, they’re not going to corr... keep reading on reddit ➡
So throwaway account.
I(22f) live with another roommate (23f). We both split the bills and rents. My parents however pay for my entire thing. They cover my tuition too. My dad had made sure that everyone of his kids were well supported in college.
I also receive an allowance from him too. In the beginning I didn't really want to get a job and just wanted to focus on studies. My roommate used to make alot of remarks about my privilege and I did use to agree to her that yes i was privileged.
Then this year I decided i should get a job and get a taste of a real world because i really don't want to burden my father anymore. I used to be part of some student organizations in my univeristy and was in charge of handling thier social platforms. I, by sheer luck, found the exact job with a really good salary. I applied immediately and got a call back. I started working the very next day.
This job enabled me to live a really comfortable lifestyle where i could afford even branded clothes, I... keep reading on reddit ➡
My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years, and we live together. He told me he made 90k, which is around what I make. We split most stuff evenly. Yesterday he said he had something to tell me and said that he actually makes 150k, and also has millions in inheritance.
Now that doesn’t in it of itself change how I feel about him and I would still split stuff equally. But the fact he hid something so big for 3 years? It made me pretty upset that he didn’t trust me even after moving in together. I told him this and he said I was overreacting and that it was just to protect himself. I didn’t talk to him today until dinner and he told me again that I’m overreacting and that it’s not a big deal.
I know a lot of people don't like to share such information, so if you don't want to, no problem.
This doesn't even take into account the insane cost of college just to become a teacher now.
My insurance costs me $1,200 a month for 10 months. If I could waive the insurance my school would give me a full $12,000 for the year. That means the total cost of my insurance is a whopping $24,000 a year. I am not allowed to buy my own insurance and I can't go on my partners because they don't go to work.
I remember when I paid $750 a year.
It wasn't always like this. Newer teachers don't know how it used to be. This is the new normal.
It's outrageous. If teachers don't stand up for themselves it will only get worse.
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Tl;DR - told my girlfriend my salary and she thinks I am cheaping out on her. I generally paid for a lot before but now she doesn't want to spend a dime.
My girlfriend and I have been together for almost a year. During the quarantine, we are basically living together. I'll be honest this has been my first real serious relationship out of college, I think just the circumstances of now living together. And earlier this year, I had a medical issue that she supported me through. So this is just overall pretty new for me, having a girlfriend that is this big part of my life.
We were talking about our future goals as we both live in NYC, and neither of us thinks it's affordable to have a family here. We were going further into it and she asked me how much I make. Before this, she knew I made more than her, but not how much more. I looked up her role on LinkedIn plus I knew other people in her career track so I had a pretty good ballpark. I didn't want t... keep reading on reddit ➡
I would like you lot to share your salary progression from your first ever dev job till now and also your City + Country, indicate where you switched jobs or asked for a raise. Cheers.
I can't think of any disadvantages to all the employees at a company sharing their salary info. I think it's strange that people don't want others to know their income, like it will hurt them or embarrass them if they make less than their counterparts. On the contrary it would give you more power and information if you, for example found out someone who had equal training and experience was making more than you, and you wanted to ask your boss for a raise. Edit: Assuming the quality of work you were providing is similar.
Also, it's a misinformation (or at least a lack of information) technique to keep employees docile and obedient when it comes to the discussion of getting a raise.
All to often employees forget they are worth to the company just as much as the company paycheck is worth to them. I think sometimes it may be a good reminder to the workers that they also have just as much power, all they have to do is make salary information freely available among themselves.
Hi all. I’ve always been curious as to what job positions pay what. For many this is a “private” subject and they shy away. Drop a comment with your job position and salary. Eg. “Personal assistant - 53k”. Feel free to include the amount of years in position, if relevant.
Flight attendant - 45k salary + 19-23k allowances. Social media side hustle - 5-10k
PEOPLE LIVE LIKE THIS???? Hoooo my god.
”On 5/27, due to the losses from the Pandemic, Bushiroad announced that the directors of Bushiroad and their group companies would have pay cut from 15 percent to 95 percent, depending on the person, for the five month period covering May through September, and then would return to the regular compensation. Every company in the group will have to cut expenses notably in advertising, promotion and through all facets. Employee salaries and bonuses will also be cut. New Japan Pro Wrestling will start running live events as soon as they are able to allow fans to attend shows, if not do empty arena shows first. You can see the difference in mentalities in that the people at the top took cuts, and some large cuts, but on the flip side, nobody in Bushiroad companies lost their jobs.”
It should be noted that Bushiroad is a publicly traded company, so they have shareholders to answer to, yet they still made this decision.
Such figures make me think if Universal healthcare would actually be the way to go. This is just ridiculous.
I was just given a job offer for a help desk 1 position at $19. This will be my first IT job as a new college graduate with a A+ certificate. Should i try to negotiate for a higher salary or do I really have no negotiation power since I have no real world experience?
Edit: Thanks for the replies all! I'll take the offer as is and do my best at it!
Edit 2: My location is Portland, OR so a higher cost of living area. My degree is major History minor IT.
I know I see those posts come up from time to time. It would be nice to see the scope and comparison of how much states pay us according to our work experience, skills, position. It helps new grads, mid-experienced navigate their goals in this profession.
The title says it all, on 20th as we all know Amphan entered WB and our building's water tank & our 3 windows got shattered. We weren't hurt physically but unfortunately my house doesn't have much money left to pay for recoveries. My mother is recieving 50% salary and it's around 6000 only which isn't enough to survive and now we have to spend on these extra stuffs. My mother doesn't have much money left and we don't even have water connection since the last 24 hrs. We are in a bad situation right now and I need to support my mother.
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Any help will be appreciated, thanks.
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Edit 2 : Since this post blew up, I kindly request you all to please not offer me any help with money (loan/donation) I will be mor... keep reading on reddit ➡
Some people enjoy these posts, others do not. I think they are useful for people (especially new grads) to gauge current offers with what is currently being offered in the industry. Sometimes Glassdoor can be inaccurate because it uses 10 year old reported salaries when calculating their averages, which can skew the statistic. When sharing, please use the following criteria:
This happened 3 years ago but my friend reminded me of it yesterday, so I thought I’d share.
It was the middle of June, and my first weekend off in quite a long time. I’d been giving my friend a never ending rain check of promising to teach her to fish. Our schedules finally line up, weather’s perfect, it’s fishing time.
We arrive at a local lake. It’s the type where you don’t need a fishing license, just a pass for the lake. Money goes to the city. We buy our passes from the concession stand, and head back to my car to get the gear. I brought three set ups, one for me, one for friend, one just in case. It’s a really busy Saturday morning. Lots of people. We do a mini hike across the lake to get to our spot and get to fishin. Friend learns quickly. We catch a few before the sun’s all the way up, we’re pumped how well the day is going and decide to take a lunch break when it starts to get hot. At about 11 we take the stuff back to my car, we chill/eat/hydrate, and head back.... keep reading on reddit ➡
> There is so much uncertainty with the coronavirus pandemic, but one thing is for sure: the salary cap will be lowered, according to league sources. On the surface, that makes it advantageous to build around younger players on cheaper contracts.
> According to sources, with the pandemic creating an economic crisis for the NBA, teams might be eager to unload their giant contracts. Because the cap won’t be as high, the luxury tax looms larger. OKC has been fearful of the luxury tax, having once dumped James Harden
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This thread is for sharing recent new grad offers you've gotten or current salaries for new grads (< 2 years' experience). Friday will be the thread for people with more experience.
Please only post an offer if you're including hard numbers, but feel free to use a throwaway account if you're concerned about anonymity. You can also genericize some of your answers (e.g. "Adtech company" or "Finance startup"), or add fields if you feel something is particularly relevant.
Note that while the primary purpose of these threads is obviously to share compensation info, discussion is also encouraged.
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It seems like everyone is very hush hush about their salary (at least in the US where I am). It’s frowned upon to tell someone what your salary is, and it’s extremely frowned upon to ask someone how much they make. I feel like this custom makes it difficult for individuals to negotiate salary at their own job. I’ve had friends who found out that a new graduate who was recently employed where they work makes more money than them. When I ask them if they’ve discussed their salary with their coworkers they say no. What do you expect? If you don’t talk to others about how much you make, you can’t use that as a point when negotiating higher pay. It’s also good to know what people make in different areas of employment.
Overall I feel like people shouldn’t view it as “nosey” for asking, or “bragging” when telling someone your salary in conversation.
> Lyft is laying off 982 employees and furloughing an additional 288... The layoffs account for 17% of the company’s workforce, Lyft said. Lyft also has implemented reductions in base salary for employees exempt from the layoffs and furloughs for a twelve week period. The salary cuts, which begin in May, will consist of a 30% reduction for executive leadership, 20% for vice presidents and 10% for all other exempt employees, Lyft said.
Lyft's email to employees today said "We did not initially have plans for layoffs, but now must be prepared for these implications."
> Executives at Uber are discussing plans to cut around 20% of the company’s employees... could result in more than 5,400 of Uber’s 27,000 employees l... keep reading on reddit ➡
PwC firmwide webcast on at the moment.
Roy Weathers (leader of the Tax line of service for non-PwC people) said that the firm is committed to not laying people off. Salaries will be freezed for FY2021. Bonuses will be paid out based on firm performance. If you're promoted, you'll get your salary increase. If you received an offer from PwC, the firm will not rescind it. Interns - y'all be getting full time offers, regardless.
Caveat - "Individuals who do not meet performance standards will be asked to exit the firm", i.e. the firm is gonna jack up those performance standards. Lmao. Let's all aim for that Tier 1 boys and girls!
Or would you feel tempted to increase your spending?
I make just under $80k right now, and my living expenses as a single person in a low-cost area are around $15-20k a year.
If I started making $240k tomorrow, I would most likely stay in the same cheap apartment and just save more every month.
How long have you been in the field and what is your current salary? I’ve been looking at various companies on Glassdoor trying to get a ballpark figure but I always wonder how accurate and up to date those are.
Any other info you’re willing to share I’d love to hear as well (benefits, PTO, etc).
Is this even allowed to be asked? Or just plain tacky? I’m sorry but I’m going back to school next week and am wondering if I should have a concentration in some thing particular.
Another tidbit is that Newsom is the highest paid Governor, followed by Cuomo.
But anyways, how is that a thing? You would think that the mayor wouldn't make more than the highest paid governor in the US.
This is to provide greater transparency for everyone in marketing. I'll start:
Salary: $65, 000 CAD
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Title: Digital Marketing Manager
Primary functions/responsibilities: Email marketing, social media, digital growth experiments, website management/maintenance, responsible for bringing in MQLs through digital channels
Years of Marketing Experience: 4
Education: Just my B Comm in Marketing
I’m only 24, and have worked part time jobs since I graduated from college. With everything going on, I’ve been furloughed from both of my part time jobs. Well one offered me full time, and I was able to negotiate the salary up a full dollar per hour! And it has benefits and everything! I know it’s not a big deal but I’m just so excited and can’t really tell anyone, especially as I haven’t spoken to my other part time job yet. Just hoping everything works out well, and that I have more money for grad school in the fall! Edit: ok so clearly some stuff in my last affects me more than I think it does, and I’ll make more of an effort to not downplay everything. Also, I’m a woman, which is part of the reason I feel rather proud about negotiating a higher salary.
It’s odd to me that many Americans have a hard time discussing salary. I’ve tried asking my friends in the same field but they’re shy about it. Unfortunately this leads to a lack of transparency in this field. I was hoping you all could help give me an approximation of how much I can realistically negotiate for, given my credentials? Thank you preemptively.
I’m a recent grad with 3 business related Summer internships under my belt, one belonging to the company I plan on going full time with. They are Accounting, Project Management, and Financial Analysis related respectively. My future role would be a “Financial Analyst”. This company is a F500 located in a city that has a cost of living thats 135.00 if the national average is 100.00. Average rent is $1600 and the average salary is $70,000 with median household income around $90-100k. The company’s industry is Computer Products and Electronic Components.
I’m also planning on getting my CFA/Masters if that helps in any... keep reading on reddit ➡
I noticed that some of the crypto exchanges give their employees an option to get paid part of their salary in Bitcoin. That is an interesting concept to me. In fact, after thinking about it a bit, getting 20-30% of my salary in Bitcoin would make sense for me. After all, that is some sort of personal saving with a huge potential reward in the future.
What are your thoughts on this? Would something like this make sense for you as well?
When I was negotiating the salary for my current position before joining, I initially pushed for a higher salary, but we ultimately arrived at something slightly lower than desired. I felt this was fine, as the position strongly aligned with my career goals and was a good next step for me.
As part of that negotiation, I was to take a slightly lower salary than I wanted, but the employer agreed to a formal salary review after being there for 6 months (this is confirmed in writing in the terms of my offer letter).
It’s now been 9 months, and since the 6 month mark I’ve been nudging my manager to get the ball rolling with this, but every time they say they’ll look into it or chase it up with senior management, nothing comes of it. I had accepted that the review might be put on hold in light of coronavirus (the 6 month mark was just a few weeks before the situation got bad in my country), but my manager throughout this time has assured me that this isn’t a problem, and the review is stil... keep reading on reddit ➡
I posted last week about how this sub helped me. But I just wanted to say that I am forever grateful to this sub, especially since I got this offer. It's something that will change my family's life forever. No more two jobs! I hope everyone can get out of that grind.
One thing that helped me A LOT is to ALWAYS edit your resume for each application. Taillor it by matching keywords and skills (ones that actually apply to you and have experience with, otherwise it will bite you in the rear if you lie)
So I am a full stack web developer and the average salary here in the U.S. is roughly $80,000-100,000.
When I search for web developer jobs in Brazil, it says the average salary is R$60,000-70,000.
However, when I convert R$ to USD$, it says that R$70,000 = USD$14,000! So basically, the average pay for a web developer in Brazil is USD14,000?! So if I go work as a full stack developer in Brazil for two years and come back to the U.S., I will only have made USD28,000?! This just doesn't make sense. Am I missing something or am I correct?
The young'ins had their chance, now it's time for us geezers to shine! This thread is for sharing recent offers/current salaries for professionals with 2 or more years of experience.
Please only post an offer if you're including hard numbers, but feel free to use a throwaway account if you're concerned about anonymity. You can also genericize some of your answers (e.g. "Biotech company" or "Hideously Overvalued Unicorn"), or add fields if you feel something is particularly relevant.
Note that you only really need to include the relocation/signing bonus into the total comp if it was a recent thing. Also, while the primary purpose of these threads is obviously to share compensation info, discussion is also encouraged.
The format here is slightly unusual, so **please make... keep reading on reddit ➡