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My New Salary, My New (Awesome) Life!
Before I Grew My Salary, I Had to Choose. Not Anymore.
Solid Nest Egg
My salary increases took our family’s savings from $30K to now over $350K. Not including our 401Ks!
Cape Town, Amsterdam, Paris, Dubai, Florence, Rome, Venice! Before that, NYC was as epic as it got for us.
New House. New Car
We built our dream house (w/ theater, gym, etc.) and wrote a $40K+ check and drove our dream car off the lot!
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VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED:
SalaryMatters is NOT for everyone…
You know what, life is short. So short that I don’t have time to mince words and tell you that everything is going to be alright if you “just hang in there.” No, if you’re waiting around for your manager (or the universe) to anoint you the next promotion, this site isn’t for you. There are plenty of self-proclaimed career gurus that will teach you how to beg for a raise. But if you’re sick and tired of waiting while everyone else leaves you in the dust with higher salaries and new promotions then stay right here. I know what I’m talking about because I’ve been there. I know that corporations will blow smoke up your ass to keep you on their rope.
But guess what? I beat them at their own game and grew my salary by 245%! Now I’m telling everyone about it!
Therefore, if you agree with one of the statements below, SalaryMatters isn’t for you:
- “Loyalty” means something to your corporation
- Human Resources exists for your benefit
- Complaining about your career will get results
- Asking for Salary History is a legitimate question
- “Face-time” with the boss is the best way to get promoted
- Your manager holds the key to your career growth
Not long ago, I was the top performer with the lowest salary
About five years ago, I was in a career making about $55K a year—tirelessly working a job that was unfulfilling and uninspiring. I received numerous awards and accolades for my performance. But thanks to my friend in HR, I found out that I was THE lowest paid program manager within the entire organization. Worse, not only was I the lowest paid, my salary was 20% lower than the salary band for that role! How could I, as a top-performer, have a lower salary than my coworkers, all of whom I outperformed? Why am I not being paid within the salary band for this role? I was utterly clueless about how this happened!
And then I attended one HR leadership meeting and my life changed…
- My Salary (5 yrs. ago) = $55K
- My Coworkers’ Salary = $85K
- My NEW Salary (Now) = $145K
The days of working tirelessly for a corporation with the hopes of being made whole are long gone. We’ve been there and done that. The corporate executives are getting their cut of the pie and they are not thinking about you.
There are multiple ways to grow your salary but there’s one way, by far, that gets you the largest salary increases. Find out exactly what that is and why we only advocate for that method of salary growth.
When I made $55K, I daydreamed what it would be like to make $75K like my peers. Then I got promoted to $85K a year. And then I got another promotion making $145K—in just five years!