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Old 07-18-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default What percentage increase in salary is standard when changing jobs

How much increase would make you consider changing jobs (if everything else is covered, relocation etc)
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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umm... 10%? maybe 15%? it's hard to answer since i woudln't change jobs strictly based on money
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:43 PM   #3
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42%
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:44 PM   #4
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Default What percentage increase in salary is standard when changing jobs

5327.4% is standard everywhere
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:44 PM   #5
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Default What percentage increase in salary is standard when changing jobs

I personally would never take a loss (or much of one) to change jobs, but I could see changing for no increase if it's a job you would enjoy much more than your current one. If it's pretty much just going to another company doing the exact same thing, then I would say a minimum of 10% but shoot for 15-20% (depending on how much you make now).
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:44 PM   #6
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Default What percentage increase in salary is standard when changing jobs

My company would easily match 10-15%, so it would have to be something up there. Maybe 35%, same/better benefits AND something I would enjoy more than now.
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:44 PM   #7
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Default What percentage increase in salary is standard when changing jobs

norm is jump for 20% or more.
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:46 PM   #8
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Default What percentage increase in salary is standard when changing jobs

There is no such thing as a standard.
If you're foolish and dont research you can go down in pay. And if the new company finds out your old pay and they like it, thats probably all they will give you.

I wouldnt change positions for anything less than a 10&% increase, and only then if the new location wasnt any more expensive to live.
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:01 PM   #9
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Default What percentage increase in salary is standard when changing jobs

Here is how I break it down.


1. Cost of living increase
2. What you are actually worth
3. Premium for doing something more difficult, dealing with a new/difficult company or manager
4. Increase as a result of you being kickass, learning both educationally and on the job



COL is easy to figure out, salary.com shows increases between living areas

Salary.com also shows positions like yours, or you should have a general idea how much your position should be worth relative to what you are getting paid now. Most companies give you smaller raises and eventually pay you less than what they would pay somebody new, because they can get away with it

Always include an a-hole new boss premium, difficult company premium, ghetto location premium (yes, I am serious), or discounts for that matter

Always set a target for what you consider a reasonable increase in addition to the above. This includes any additional external education and also building of knowledge in your current job.


Using this methodology, in the past 4 years, I have gotten these raises...

Internal...15%
Internal 20%
Internal 10%
External 75%

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Old 07-18-2006, 04:02 PM   #10
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50%
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:11 PM   #11
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Default What percentage increase in salary is standard when changing jobs

Six months out of school and I was already unhappy with my job and boss. One of the companies that I had wanted to interview with calls me up and offers an interview. After speaking with the wife and grad school research advisor, I decided to take the interview.

I was then offered the job and exactly a 3% raise for switching jobs. Problem is that I'd be moving from a relatively inexpensive place north of Los Angeles to a pretty expensive part of Los Angeles (it's a 65 mile trip, and there's no way I'm doing it in LA traffic). I call up the hiring manager and tell him that I'd love to accept the job except the salary offer was too low. They talk it over for a week and tell me they can't budge. I ask for a week to think about it and end up taking the job.

I was nine months out of school by that time, making more than anyone else I knew, and I switched because I prefer this work much more than what I was doing. I don't regret it except that this new company is chintzy with their salaries (raises), and it makes me feel unappreciated... if I get another crappy raise, I'll start looking for something else.
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