How to Ask for a Raise - Deepstash
A raise
... is a recognition that you’re now contributing at a higher level than when your salary was last set. 

A raise isn’t a favor or a gift; it’s a way for employers to pay fair market value for...

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How to Ask for a Raise

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It’s not greedy or entitled to ask for a raise.  Unless you work somewhere truly dysfunctional, it’s understood that you work for money. This is okay.

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You shouldn’t ask to talk about your salary when your manager is especially harried or having a bad day or nervous about impending budget cuts. 

On the other hand, i...

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Doing excellent work for a year

For most people, expect to wait a year from the last time your salary was set before asking for it to be reassessed.

The “excellent wor...

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If you work for a company that generally gives raises once a year, pay attention to when that normally happens and plan to initiate the conversation with your boss at least a month ...

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Know what your work is worth

Find out what the market rate for your work in your geographic area is before you ask for more money. 

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You can often get surprisingly good data just by talking to people in your field. 

Most people don’t love being asked, “What do you earn?” but will happily share if you ask, “What woul...

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Some employers adhere to rigid policies around how large a pay increase anyone can get at one time. 

It’s useful to know how your company generally handles raises so...

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Touch on why you think you’ve earned a raise — i.e., that your responsibilities and/or the level of your contributions have increased. 

If you know your boss will need to...

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Focus on your work accomplishments

... not your finances.

You might be asking for a raise because your rent went up or you want to save more for retirement, but that should...

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  • If you get a “maybe,” make sure you’re clear on what next steps are. It’s okay to say something like, “Could I plan to check back with you when we meet on the 20th?” 

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