salary

is there any good reason not to share salary bands within a company?

A reader writes: My company recently underwent a pay equity analysis, which revealed that we are in the middle of our industry for compensation and that we have a significant disproportion of white males in executive leadership. No big surprises there. However, part of the action plan is to create salary bands that will adhere […]

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you should ask for more money when you get a job offer. here’s how.

Since a lot of people are changing jobs right now, here’s a round-up of advice on negotiating salary when you get a job offer. Before the Offer Stage Salary Expectations how to answer questions about your salary expectations does an employer asking you to name your salary requirements first mean they’re jerks? Salary History how […]

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some findings from 24,000 people’s salaries

The salary survey a few weeks ago got a huge response — 24,000+ people shared their salaries and other info, which is a lot of raw data to sift through. Reader Elisabeth Engl kindly took the raw data and analyzed some of the trends in it and here’s what she found. (She asked me to […]

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how much money do you make?

It’s hard to get real-world information about what jobs pay. Online salary websites are often inaccurate, and people can get weird when you ask them directly. So let’s take some of the mystery out of salaries. Fill out the form below to anonymously share your salary and other relevant info. (Do not leave your info in […]

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can I ask contacts at other companies how much money they make?

A reader writes: Is there an acceptable way to ask distant contacts at other companies how much they’re making? I’m in a role that exists across most industries but at wildly different levels of pay and responsibility (executive assistant). I often come in contact with other industry assistants through meeting setups and other correspondence. Is […]

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you need to ask for a raise — here’s how

I’m constantly alarmed by how many people tell me they’ve never asked for a raise. They feel awkward about initiating the conversation, or feel like they never get an opening to do it, or they’re worried they’ll sound greedy, or they just have no idea how one would ask for a raise at all. Instead, […]

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our boss’s high salary is tanking morale

A reader writes: This is an odd question in that I think I know what I’m going to do (dodge it and run — I am a nervous creature) but I’m wondering if that’s ethically what I should do. The scenario is this: I work on a five person team for a nonprofit. It’s the […]

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