How negotiable is the promotion from an analyst I to an analyst II? I am about to be bumped up in job level and I am below the bottom 10% percentile by the most conservative actuary salary survey I could find for 4 years of experience. I assume they are going to offer me 5-10% and tell me I’ve done a great job. What they don’t know is I know I’m about to hit my salary cap for my job class and they don’t have a choice but to move me up. Do they have a choice? Say I pass an actuary exam and that automatic raise exceeds the salary cap what is going to happen? For context, I need about a 20% increase to get me to my goal.
Some strategies I can use… I can say I’d like to be placed at the midpoint and I’d like to turn down the promotion until they think that is appropriate. I can point out that I know I’m about to hit my cap, and that the raise is placing me below the midpoint of the next salary range, what is the justification for such a large decrease on the salary scale. I was also hired at the midpoint so why move me so far down the scale this time. I can bring up the actuary salary surveys on the internet.
Being placed at the company’s salary range midpoint for analyst II aligns with the salary surveys. I thought about pushing this hard as I have a strong case but I don’t want to cause a bunch of drama and tension between me and my manager if this whole conversation is pointless. My job is cake and I’m strongly comfortable, I don’t want a target on my back, I just want fair pay that’s close to the market rate.
Thoughts and opinions?