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What was Your Biggest Raise?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by greekgeek, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. greekgeek

    greekgeek Distinguished Member

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    I am curious to hear what range people here experience (no homo).
    So if you have ever caught a promotion within a company or perhaps jumped ship for greener pastures in the same industry.... what was the % increase in your base salary like? If you jumped ship was it within a similar region (cost of living)?
     


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    When I got an offer to come back to the law firm where I was a summer associate, the starting salary was $100,000. By the time I finished my third year of law school, the starting salary went up to $125,000. In my first year, the firm had to readjust salaries because of some bumps given by competitors, and I was bumped up to $145,000. All within the first year.
     


  3. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    28.6%

    Jumped ship to a new job two and a half years ago. Damn, I need to do that again.
     


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    I jumped 50% in my last switch. In retrospect I probably could have gotten 100%. [​IMG]
     


  5. greekgeek

    greekgeek Distinguished Member

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    Damn, you all are doing somehing right! [​IMG]

    So on a related note, I am guessing you all never disclosed what you were making previous to your jumps. Or did the offer makers not care and simply offer a market driven wage rate?
     


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    edinatlanta Stylish Dinosaur

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    I went from $7.50 ph to $13ph (or something similar) once.
     


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    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    in 2001 I was earning a salary (X) in israel after several year working my way up in my career. when I moved to the states, I took a cut of almost 60% in total compensation, in order to make the move. it took me about 2.5 years to get a job that brought me back to my previous compensation - so I went from X to 0.6X back to X. then, over the past 5 years, I have gone to 1.7X.
     


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    GreenFrog Stylish Dinosaur

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    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    Damn, you all are doing somehing right! [​IMG]

    So on a related note, I am guessing you all never disclosed what you were making previous to your jumps. Or did the offer makers not care and simply offer a market driven wage rate?


    MY new gig had a set starting salary so it subject never came up.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Meager so far in my opinion: Year end 1: 3%; Year end 2: 13.5%; Year end 3: 5.5% ...
     


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    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    ^ you mean 0.4X

    yes, that would be right
     


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    300%
     


  14. greekgeek

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    Meager so far in my opinion: Year end 1: 3%; Year end 2: 13.5%; Year end 3: 5.5% ...
    Misery loves company so here it is...... year "you should be happy to have a job" 2008 - 0%, 2009 - 0%, 2010 - 2.7% [​IMG] . Same position throughout.


    300%
    Employer forced to get you up to the minimum wage? [​IMG]
     


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    Not terribly much:

    11% after working a little under 1 year -- 10% when switching jobs.

    I've been working at the new job for ~9 months and asked for a raise. I didn't get an immediate answer, but was told that there were formal yearly compensation evaluations. Doesn't look like a good sign, but I think I have a decent argument for a raise of 10% or greater.
     


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