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PayScale’s Latest Reddit AMA Will Answer Your Toughest Questions About Salary Negotiation

Topics: Negotiation

It’s the biggest question on every worker’s mind: how can I make more money? Many would also like some expert input on how to negotiate salary without annoying the boss, losing a job offer, or just plain looking unprofessional. Well, January 19 is your lucky day. At 10:30 a.m. PST/1:30 p.m. ET, PayScale’s salary negotiation experts will take on your toughest questions, plus outline some of the ongoing resources in our newly updated Salary Negotiation Guide. You won’t want to miss it.


Here are the details so far:

What: The salary data wizards from will answer ALL of your questions about salary negotiations. AMA!

Do You Know What You're Worth?

Let’s talk about effective salary negotiation tips, tricks, and techniques to help you get the paycheck you deserve. All questions and concerns related to salary negotiation or asking for a raise are fair game, so bring it on. Also, please check out our free Salary Negotiation Guide for additional resources. PayScale’s Vice President of Data Analytics and Lead Economist Katie Bardaro, Senior Director of Editorial and Marketing Lydia Frank, Senior Managing Editor Aubrey Bach, Modern Comp Evangelist Mykahh Herner, and Lead Data Analyst and Data Visualization Specialist Gina Bremer are here to answer all of your questions about salary negotiation. You can follow Katie, Lydia, Aubrey, and Gina on Twitter, @Bardake, @lydia_west, @aubreybach, and @gb_graphgiraffe.

When: January 19, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. PST/1:30 p.m. ET

How to Join: We’ll update with a link the day of the AMA, but start here.

Not sure what to ask? Here are a few facts from the report to inspire your questions:

  • Only 43 percent of respondents have asked for a raise in their current field.
  • 75 percent of those who asked for more money received a raise.
  • 44 percent of those who received a raise got the whole amount they asked for.
  • Of people who didn’t negotiate, 38 percent were offered a raise before they had to ask, 28 percent said they were uncomfortable negotiating salary, 19 percent said they didn’t want to be perceived as pushy, and 8 percent said they were worried about losing their job.
  • Only 8 percent of non-negotiators said they had always been happy with their salary.

How about you – are you happy with how much money you’re making? Negotiating salary can add up to hundreds of thousands in increased pay over the course of a career, so now’s the time to figure out your strategy. Join PayScale at Reddit on January 19 at 10:30 a.m. PST, and ask us anything!

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What are your biggest questions about salary negotiation? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment or join the discussion on Twitter.

Jen Hubley Luckwaldt
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