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How to effectively Negotiate Wage

By adgp ·
My title at the company I work at is Technical Support Specialist. I maintain a windows 2000 server environment. I use exchange for email. I manage and maintain all workstations and anything that has to do with the servers (set up dns,dhcp,eschange system manager,symantec system console,AD,group policy). I have a degree in Computer Network Systems. I am currently studying for the MCSE 2003 tests and CCNA test. I basically do any and everything PC and Server related for this company. I am making $14.00 hour. I am negotiating wage with VP of company and he fills I am making more than I am worth. How do I prove that I should be getting more than he is paying me? Any advice would be great, thanks.

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Think before you leap

by dcroy In reply to How to effectively Negoti ...

To find out if you are making a completive wage based on what the average rate of compensation in your geographical area is for the type of work you are doing, simply go to your states unemployment and job development web site and look up your job description (not title). The site should be able to provide you with the correct title for the job you are doing as well as a compensation scale for the task performed. In my humble opinion you are performing the task of a Network Administrator and not that of Tech Support Specialist. I live in New England and have taken a $9,000 pay cut and basically went form a Network Administrator to Desktop Support and I am making $45,000 plus overtime. Keep in mind that in different parts of the country the demand and availability of skilled workers also has an influence on compensation rates.

Good Luck

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