This is always a touchy subject for people. For some reason, we have been convinced to not talk about our salary. Whoever made this the norm, is a genius social manipulator. What do you have to lose by asking? Nothing. Sure, it might be embarrassing to find out other people make more than you..but it should light a fire under you to change that!
It is equally as important to keep an eye on what the going rate for your skill set is.
- What is the highest amount people are getting paid?
- What is the lowest amount people are getting paid?
- Where are you on this spectrum?
- Which companies/industries pay the most?
Make a determination to see if a few words with your boss might get you a sweet increase. I’m a saver, but all the saving in the world could be in vain if you’re getting under paid. What is your time worth? What is your pride worth?
Get out there and ask! If you’re low, make a plan to get even or better. Find your worth and get it.