It’s tough to negotiate salary. Asking for a raise is a difficult conversation for most people. Money is a sensitive topic, and often bosses can be less than sympathetic.
A survey by Salary.com revealed that only 37% of people always negotiate their salaries—while an astonishing 18% never do. Even worse, 44% of respondents claim to have never brought up the subject of a raise during their performance reviews.
There are a number of ways you can convince your boss that you are a true All-star, but before you try to negotiate salary, be sure to understand what you’re fighting for!
These statistics are based on a 17% pay bump measured over 5 years: the difference over an extended timeline is exponential.