Originally Posted by dude_56013
Changing topics, I have a question for the professional crowd here. I know this varies greatly based on location, company, and experience, but I'm in a position to ask to me moved to a salaried position at my job based on how many duties I know handle and I'm needing some help negotiating that salary.
I definitely qualify as a Systems Administrator, with all of the things I do for our systems at my job. I start one year ago as an IT Support Technician at an hourly wage.
I'm going to stop there, you definitely
Are you sure? I'm pretty sure that nobody qualifies as a sys admin after a single year after coming on as help desk tech, or to put it another way, if you qualify for the position of IT god now, why were you taking tech support jobs only a year ago?
The internet if down, (so you can't google).
So is your companies sharepoint farm.
Could you get either of these back up without google?
Which may mean recovering from scratch.
will this be one of those scenarios where the definition of sys admin changed over the years and now isn't what it quite was?
I'm worried about getting rejected when asking to become salaried, but at some point I need to give myself the credit I deserve and be ready to move to a different company where my skills are appreciated if they don't budge.
this is true, but don't make unrealistic demands.
The last time I has this argument (the I'm worth more) my boss asked me to justify it, I sent him ten job adverts for other jobs I could easily do that were paid more, we hadn't even discussed figures, but I got a raise that was around twice what I was asking for, and a raise each 6 months after that for a couple of years.
If you're not prepared to leave, then don't play that card!
you don't say what your wage/hours are how.
lets assume that you're working 40 hour weeks at $15 an hour.
that's $600 a week or $31k a year. no matter what you think
you are worth, no company is going to double your pay over night just because you asked nicely or threatened to leave.
Everything varies from what I can see online, but a majority of the entry level Sys Admin positions I could find appear to be between $50-60k/year. I'm not sure if that's factoring in fringe bene's or not.
I'll go back to my are you really a sys admin question, could you really fix things without google, or are you really good at searching out and following instructions?
have a look here:
Systems Administrator Salary (United Kingdom)
$60k USD translates to £39K GBP, are you sure that you're really at the top scale of the job you want to move into after being in a much more junior role for only a year?
Long story short, take what you're currently on and add 15% as your starting/negotiation point.
don't forget that if you come in high then you put yourself in the firing line for first to go, subsequent payrises are harder to fight for etc