salary

if you’re having trouble sorting the salary spreadsheet…

If you’re having trouble sorting the spreadsheet of people’s salary data: Your link may have defaulted to a /htmlview view. Try removing “htmlview” from the URL in your browser, and that seems to be fixing it for people. If that doesn’t work, try removing “htmlview” and adding “edit#” there instead. Still stuck? Copy the link, remove the […]

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how much money do you make?

It’s hard to get real-world information about what jobs pay, especially tailored to a particular industry or geographic region. Online salary websites are often inaccurate, and people can get weird when you ask them directly. In 2014 and 2017, in an effort to take some of the mystery out of salaries, I ran posts asking […]

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should I have shared my salary with a coworker?

A reader writes: I changed jobs recently — my new company is a big, multinational organization comprised of lots of divisions. I recently had a conversation with a friend in a comparable role (in an entirely different division of my company), who asked to meet up to discuss salary. He has been at our company […]

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what to do if you’re being paid less than a male coworker

If you’re a woman who suspects you’re being paid less than male coworkers for the same work, you don’t need to just stew quietly. You can raise the issue with your employer and insist that your company follow the law – which says that paying men and women differently for the same work performance is […]

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my boss constantly complains about how much he pays me

A reader writes: I work for a very small company with three full-time employees and my boss, who is the owner. My coworkers and I (who are all in our first professional jobs out of college) make reasonable salaries for the area, but receive no other benefits. One of my coworkers and I started around […]

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how to negotiate salary after a job offer

I recently wrote about how to ask for a raise, but the easiest time to get more money is actually before you’ve been hired, while you’re still negotiating your job offer. 1. Research salary before the interview process. Before your first interview for any job, make sure you’ve researched the market rate for this type […]

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this is your guide to asking for a raise … and getting it

It’s always disconcerting to me how many people tell me they’ve never asked for a raise — in some cases, despite not having had one in years. It can indeed be nerve-wracking to ask for a raise, but if you don’t do it, you’re potentially leaving massive amounts of money on the table, just to avoid […]

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the overtime pay law may finally change

Back in 2016, the federal government announced it was making major changes to who is eligible for overtime pay. Currently, if you earn less than $23,660, you must receive overtime pay (time and a half) for any hours over 40 that you work in a week. In 2016, the Department of Labor announced it was raising […]

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how to find out what salary you should be making

Whether you’re negotiating your salary for a brand new job or asking for a raise at your current job, the first rule of negotiating is to know what you’re worth. But figuring that out can be harder than it sounds. It’s not like there’s the professional equivalent of the Blue Book for cars, where you […]

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