what's should my salary be?

New asaO86
Jul 14, 2017 20 Comments

I believe I am grossly underpaid at my current job.

background:
*e-commerce space since 2005
*IT professional
*undergraduate in cybercrime/cyber security
*full stack developer (LAMP and MEAN)
*5 years Amazon vc and sc
*5 years AdWords, analytics etc
*7 years Android root/scripting

my coworker who only has AdWords/analytics knowledge makes more than me... yet I know what they do plus more just within AdWords/analytics...

I should note that I've had 3 companies offer me substantially more in salary.
one company offered me $15k more, another offered me $40k more and the third offered me $60k more...

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  • Facebook / Eng instandidl
    You had a company offer you $60k more. So you have the opportunity to get out of your underpaid situation. Why not just take it?
    Jul 14, 2017 1
    • New asaO86
      OP
      because that was for a full time position and I'll be heading to grad school full time. I got the offer just after I got accepted into grad school.
      Jul 14, 2017
  • New meeflet
    Find some place that will pay more? Tell your boss your leaving unless your get a pay boost? if your worth it to them then they'll pay it
    Jul 14, 2017 6
    • Facebook Raichu
      😂😂😂😂 this is a joke right? If its family business evert dollar he saves by not paying you, you get 1.3$ because of taxes.
      Jul 14, 2017
    • New asaO86
      OP
      it's not a family business. he works for the company and because I had extensive ecommerce experience I was bought on to set up another channel for sales.
      Jul 14, 2017
    • New meeflet
      Abandon ship. The company will sink or swim. Sounds like you deserve better!
      Jul 14, 2017
    • Facebook Raichu
      Haha anti neopotism at work. Yeah find a job that pays u fairly.
      Jul 14, 2017
    • New / Mgmt
      lani

      New Mgmt

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      lanimore
      If you have to ask, you're obviously not happy in your current job. Go to the companies who will pay you what you're worth. Family shouldn't screw family imo.
      Jul 15, 2017
  • New / Mktg
    XxdE57

    New Mktg

    BIO
    We're a digital agency that partner with clients to advance their business outcomes with responsive web design, app development, and social media marketing.
    XxdE57more
    Finding a job that has you doing all of these things is difficult unless your going to be some form of management. Odds are you going to get paired to your one or two excellent skills and your pay will be based on those alone. For example, a marketing company will most likely only pay you do do the development side or the marketing side. If you do both, they will pay a middle ground salary for the two because they can't pay you 60k IT salary to do 35k marketing salary work because it's a waste of money.
    Jul 14, 2017 2
    • New asaO86
      OP
      I currently do all the IT for the office, front end web development for the website, build and maintain a sql database and run SQL queries to get in depth data for analysis through tableau, email marketing and all Amazon stuff from listings to fulfillment to advertising. I work with finance to come up with inventory projections and I do all the finances for Amazon sales to ensure taxes and all payment fields check out and balance etc. I'm also the backup to the adwords/analytics person and I do all the sales reports for every channel of paid search/advertising for both AdWords/analytics as well as amazon and our direct to consumer website.
      Jul 14, 2017
    • New / Mktg
      XxdE57

      New Mktg

      BIO
      We're a digital agency that partner with clients to advance their business outcomes with responsive web design, app development, and social media marketing.
      XxdE57more
      What you do and the value you provide are going to be two different things. What are some of the most key successes the business has had while you've been working here? Do you have any statistics on the leads your designs and landing pages have converted? Do you have an idea of what the value of your services are? Just going off of standard rates, I hire marketing consultants that do most of the designs and lead forms at 35k and progress them up to 45k plus a percent of sales. Then, for the IT staff I have them in at 50k to manage our on site servers, IT work and in house software development. Some of them progress up to 80k depending on there development skills and value they bring through innovation. Can you validate your value to the company?
      Jul 14, 2017
  • Microsoft / Product al9000
    What are you going to grad school for? Not a sarcastic question, just curious
    Jul 14, 2017 2
    • New asaO86
      OP
      MBA
      Jul 14, 2017
    • Microsoft / Product al9000
      What is your goal from this? Based on experience MBA doesn't add much, in people with already several years experience
      Jul 14, 2017
  • Comcast / Product dj2dirk41
    When you go into your review I would ask for a raise and say you've been approached by companies but like where you are at. Or apply to other places...
    Jul 14, 2017 3
    • New asaO86
      OP
      what would you suggest for be to do since I'll be starting a full time mba in August. my current company is flexible with hours at my current pay rate. a tech company did contact me and offer me a job while I'm in school butt I didn't ask what they were offering.
      Jul 14, 2017
    • Comcast / Product dj2dirk41
      Don't worry about the pay then. Honestly you want little work during your MBA. We had a dude skate by for 2 years then landed a bad ass job
      Jul 14, 2017
    • New asaO86
      OP
      I know for sure I'll be leaving the company after I graduate. considering the offers I've already had, an MBA will only increase my salary.
      Jul 14, 2017
  • Nordstrom Spunt
    Always look for another job. If you get a more lucrative offer elsewhere decide whether you want to take it or not. If not take that offer to your current manager and talk to them about it. Leaving is the biggest salary boost. Exploring options is always a good career move.
    Oct 25, 2017 0