Few managers like to discuss salaries and raises outside of annual appraisal season or one on one meetings with employees. Why? Because many employers know that team members doing similar work could have salary gaps as significant as 50%. Yet, as veteran managers can attest, they rarely yield to employees who ask for more money, “just because.” If you’re the employee caught in this salary crunch, completing an advanced degree in your specialty can provide the justification your manager needs to increase your paycheck.
About Joe Taylor Jr.
Joe Taylor Jr. has written about media, technology, entertainment, and personal finance for over 25 years. His work has been featured on NPR, CNBC, Financial Times Television, and ABC News. After helping to launch one of public radio's first successful digital platforms, Joe now serves as a customer service, communications, and user experience consultant for a variety of Fortune 500 and Inc. 500 companies.