Prepare Your Presentation for the “Ask for an Increase” Meeting
Once you’ve done your pay research in the above steps, you should have a good idea about how competitive your pay is in your industry. Next, you need to look at your work contributions to determine how you will present the request for a pay raise to your boss.
Or perhaps you’ve determined that your pay is competitive. Ask yourself why you deserve a pay raise because you will need good data to support your request for a pay raise. Determine whether the topic of the meeting you schedule is to ask for a pay raise.
Maybe it’s smarter to ask your boss what you need to do to qualify for the highest possible pay raises and bonuses in the future, if you cannot justify a higher salary now.