SIGNS THAT YOU ARE UNDERPAID AT YOUR CURRENT JOB.





Are you wondering, but not quite sure if you are underpaid at your current job?

Here are signs that tell you if you are or not;

1) There are a couple of salary survey sites that help you determine whether you are underpaid at your current job. If you find that the average salary for someone with your level of experience and responsibilities is significantly higher than what you earn currently, then it means that you are underpaid.

2) If it is relatively easy for you to replace your present job with a better paying job, then it means that you are underpaid. Maybe you are at still at your present job for reasons like proximity to your house, and if you wanted to switch jobs you would easily land one that pays higher than what you earn, it means you are underpaid.

3) As mentioned above, if you get job offers that are willing to pay more than you earn at your present job, then it means that you are underpaid.

4) One of the easiest ways to tell if you are underpaid is if you have people in your organisation who do work that is very similar to yours, but earn more than you do. You can discretely try to find out what people with similar roles with you earn at your firm as this will help you determine whether you are underpaid or not.

5) Another way to tell if you are underpaid is if you regularly come across job openings that offer to pay more than you earn. You can register on job boards like idashjobs.com and scan through job openings that are similar to what you do and see what they are willing to pay.

6) If people with your level of experience get salaries that are way higher than what you earn, then it means you are underpaid. You can ask people within your network what people with your level of experience get paid at their own firms. This also helps you to figure out what you are worth and you can then determine if you are underpaid or not.

7) You are underpaid if people (recruiters) tell you that you are. Recruiters are in the best position to tell you if you are underpaid or not. Therefore, if a recruiter tells you that you are underpaid, then it means you are.

After discovering that you are underpaid, you can then go to your manager to negotiate a pay raise.

Want to know more about how to negotiate a good salary? Find out HERE.

Are there other ways you think might indicate if you are underpaid or not?

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