The Ultimate Guide to Ask for a Raise

Are you being underpaid and want to make more money? The quickest way to a better salary is to ask for a raise. But asking for a pay increase involves way more than just a question.

You’ll need to show your boss your worth to the company and how they would benefit from giving you  a raise.

Want to know how to ask for a raise the right way that’ll lead to an increase in salary? The ultimate guide below will help you get that bigger salary you deserve.

How to Ask for a Raise

Prepare Ahead of Time

Prepping beforehand will go a long way in getting a salary increase. While this shouldn’t be too complicated of a process, there are some specific things you’ll want to do before asking for a raise.

Brainstorm Your Value and Accomplishments

First, make a list of the top ways in which you bring value to the company and your most significant accomplishments. Think of concrete examples showcasing your talent and how the company has benefitted from your employment.

Look at what job duties were listed for your role when you first started working. Has your company added more responsibilities but not increased your pay?

Take Inventory of  Your Job Duties

A pivotal element to landing a pay raise is knowing the pay scale of your current job. You must know your worth to prevent getting underpaid. To prevent this, make sure you don’t have unrealistic salary expectations and conduct research before your meeting.

Researching  Pay Scale

A good starting point is asking for a 10% increase from your current salary. Of course, you may not get the same salary increase you request, but even a 5% raise would be significant.

Raise Amount

Go over what you plan to say to your boss with someone else or out loud to yourself. It’s best not to memorize everything you’re going to say but go over some key talking points; this way, you’ll sound more natural.

Mock Conversation

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