19 Aug 2020

Asking for a salary increase - resources

Sample Script 2

Start off positively: “I’d like to discuss my compensation. I have been really enjoying my work.”

Detail recent accomplishments, and your plan for the future: “The opportunity to train in our new recruits on the current process improvement project has really got me fired up for what we can achieve over the next 6 months! Just in the last 3 weeks we managed to implement the website FAQ section. I’m so excited to continue exceeding our targets.”

Now pop the question: “But one thing I’d like to discuss with you is my compensation, and from my research it seems that I am underpaid. I pulled from a number of different resources that someone with my level of experience in the role I’m currently in, should actually be paid between €45,000 - €50,000 per year. Like I said I’m really enjoying working here and I’m very much looking forward to the future, but we need to make some sort of adjustment so there is a fair number for both of us here.”

Sample Script 2

Start off positively: Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today.

Detail recent accomplishments, and your plan for the future: In my current role, I’m excited to keep working towards key company goals and grow my personal responsibilities. As a result, I’d like to discuss my salary.

Now pop the question: Based on the research I’ve done, which includes looking at averages for my job title in this metro area and considers my tenure here, my years of experience and skill set, a salary increase of X% is appropriate. In the time since my last salary adjustment, I’ve worked on several initiatives that have added significant value to the company. For instance, in the last few months, I [insert example your most impressive accomplishment]. These achievements have made me ready for a raise.

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