When you finally muster up the courage to ask your boss for a raise or give salary requirements to a potential employer, then you have to come up with a reasonable number. You don’t want to lowball yourself, but you also don’t want to aim too high and seem like you’re out of touch.
“I am a big fan of shooting for a number that delights you, not one that satisfies you,” said Selena Rezvani, author of “Pushback: How Smart Women Ask -— and Stand Up — for What They Want.”
But your number still needs to be in reason.
The key to negotiating a salary is knowing your value. That way, you can feel confident in your number.
First, you need to establish a range for what other professionals within your role and in your industry make. Consult a variety of sources, including websites like Glassdoor and Indeed and professional associations, talk to recruiters and don’t be shy about asking people in the industry if they are comfortable sharing their salary.
You’re asking for a raise
How much to ask…