Can I ask for a raise?
June 9, 2014 7:27 PM Subscribe
I've worked at my current job for 12 months. I think I've had a great year and have become more valuable to the company. I would like to ask for a raise but I don't know whether this is a reasonable request or how to ask if it is. Career specific details below.
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I work as a licensed veterinary technologist at a premiere veterinary speciality hospital. I have about 1 years experience as a licensed tech and about 9 months as an unlicensed tech. I have received many verbal compliments from my supervisors this year as well as a written praise that one of the lead veterinarians sent to out hospital manager about my performance. My starting salary was/is currently $20.00. I would like to ask for $2/hr raise. I don't have very much information on how much money other technologists at my hospital make and would feel uncomfortable asking them. I do have the following information:
- The median wage of veterinary techs in the United Sates was $34,750/yr and $14.56/hr in 2012.
- The average median yearly wage for techs in my regional area is higher, coming in at $44,680/yr.
- My gross pay over the last twelve months has been about $34,500 (I netted about $24,000).
- When I was searching for jobs last year I received four offers with wages ranging from $19/hr - $22.hr.
- I think the company is doing pretty well. We are hiring lots of new staff. The company is traded on the stock market but I don't really know how to interpret that information and apply it to my situation.
Can I ask for raise? If I can how should I go about doing so?