Career Work Salary Promotion

How To Ask For a Pay Increase & Promotion

Facts, figures and other data that will help you negotiate

Wendy Scott
Jan 8 · 9 min read
Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

“When your self worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.” — Mark Victor Hansen

Gather information

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”— Milton Berle

Role title and position description

“Know your worth, then add tax.” — Rebel Circus

Put together your case for a salary increase

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“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Oprah Winfrey

Write a letter requesting a job title or salary review

‘My responsibilities have increased over the last two years and I now have three more direct reports. I’m also responsible for recruitment, standing in as manager for the team when necessary, and on-boarding all new staff. I attend abc meetings and am continually in contact with stakeholders re xyz projects. I believe what I do is now more in line with the role of Senior Health & Safety Advisor. I am requesting that you review my job title and remuneration.’

‘My annual salary is currently 50K per year however I believe that a salary of 67K is more aligned with my responsibilities. Please see the table below showing the median wage from recruitment agencies, industry organizations and job advertisements relevant to the role.’

‘I’ve been here three years, and I’ve never had a pay rise and I deserve more for all I do.’

‘For all the work I do here I deserve more money. I always do extra. The company owes me.’

Photo by Morning Brew on Unsplash — Money and Star Wars! What a great combo!

Logistics

“Whether it’s a salary or a promotion or a job, I think it’s important for women to ask for what they think they deserve.” — Susan Wojcicki

“Everyone else too!” — Wendy Scott

What to do if you are told ‘no’

Final thoughts

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