Consumer Watch: Negotiating Your Salary In 2019

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This 2019 know your worth and put your bargaining power to work.

More professionals are asking for higher pay this year compared to last year.

That’s according to new research from the global staffing firm “Robert half.”

the data finds more than 55-percent of surveyed professionals tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last employment offer.

That’s a 16-point jump from the firm’s 2018 survey.

Beverly Herzog says, “Some people are finding that they’re living month to month, barely making their expenses and they feel like they need a raise.”

if you’re a job seeker experts say follow these three tips to negotiate your salary.

Number one: look up what your pay should be based on your experience and industry.

Beverly Herzog says, “Do your research. And don’t be afraid to ask for what you’re worth. You deserve it and you should get it.”

Number two, arm yourself with that information and write up a formal proposal to your boss.

And finally– when it comes to negotiating money– never give out the first number.

Beverly Herzog says, “Keep your number to yourself. Make the boss talk first. Get what the company thinks they should pay you.”

Experts say it pays to be familiar with industry salary trends because you can demand more based on what others are getting in your same position and experience level.

The survey also found men and younger workers were more likely to request a larger salary.

The survey also found people who lived in Miami, San Diego and San Francisco asked for more pay.

While Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Cleveland had the fewest people who asked for bigger compensation.

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