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I've worked at this place for 11 months. Started at associate level (Level 1) and now I will be transitioning up to Level 2. I've had to take on a LOT of responsibilites since we relocated and lost some senior level engineers. How much should I settle for? I've heard that it's usually 5-10% increase for a promotion, but that's just speculation. On salary.com I'm right at the median level and to be median at the next level, that's a 20% increase. Should I hold firm to that or what? I know it's a sensitive thing to do, so I need advice.

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I've worked at this place for 11 months. Started at associate level (Level 1) and now I will be transitioning up to Level 2. I've had to take on a LOT of responsibilites since we relocated and lost some senior level engineers. How much should I settle for? I've heard that it's usually 5-10% increase for a promotion, but that's just speculation. On salary.com I'm right at the median level and to be median at the next level, that's a 20% increase. Should I hold firm to that or what? I know it's a sensitive thing to do, so I need advice.

Do you enjoy where you are at?

I think 20% is ambitous. Hell, I would be estatic with 10% You may have taken on more responsibility but you have only been there 11 months. Dont fret, the money will come. With the senior folks leaving, you are in a good position. Dont rush, the money will come. I am not saying you dont deserve it, just firms like to see an established track record before they start rewarding you handsomely.

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Salary is not everything.... also consider who you work with, if you enjoy working where you are at, job security, benefits, location, etc. Lots of things to look at.... I agree though, we all want to make sure we are getting what we deserve. I saw that you have used salary.com, another good one that was passed onto me is http://www.engineersalary.com/

Good luck.

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Most of my friends here in NJ have reported a $8k to $15k bump... it is hard to define any increase as a percentage across the board (my one friend was at $60 and got to $75k; another was at $80k and got to $88k). I am still waiting to see what I get... my boss is a ball-buster and wants to physcially see the license before anything can happen.

-Ray

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Salary is not everything.... also consider who you work with, if you enjoy working where you are at, job security, benefits, location, etc. Lots of things to look at.... I agree though, we all want to make sure we are getting what we deserve. I saw that you have used salary.com, another good one that was passed onto me is http://www.engineersalary.com/

Good luck.

Is it just me or is this site a bit on the conservative (low) side???

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Is it just me or is this site a bit on the conservative (low) side???

It is way low, and it doesn't look at having a professional license.

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It is way low, and it doesn't look at having a professional license.

It is off by a lot. I guess we should not use that as a guideline.

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