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Engineers Who Want A Higher Salary Should Try These 4 Options

Engineers are supposed to earn higher salary than everybody else!

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We’ve all been there. At one point of our careers as engineers, we feel like we’re not earning as much salary with the jobs we currently have.

We always want more money going in our pockets to embrace the fact that engineers, together with other professions under STEM, make more money than everyone else.

It’s one of the many harsh realities that some engineers are overworked yet underpaid. But what should we do about it?

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There are 4 sure-fire ways to do these, and each one requires change and improvement to command a higher salary.

Get a promotion

This path grants engineers to have better pay.

Promotions only mean bigger and more responsibilities and such has equivalent monetary value far from what you used to earn being in a lower position.

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Most promotions come with trainings and seminars in order to be efficient with the job. One cannot be promoted on the sole reason that the engineers wants to – he should be qualified for the position.

Improve skills and qualifications

If you can’t get to the promotion path or there is no opening yet for a higher position in the company, the best you can do is still enhance your skills through trainings, get more responsibilities as an engineer and even consider having a post-graduate degree.

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You can use them as leverage later when there are available positions, while improving your skills and qualifications set.

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The key is to never stop growing as an engineer and you will surely get to a better position and of course the higher pay.

Sideways shift

Looking at other departments in your company wouldn’t hurt.

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Say you’re an engineer who is presently doing on-site work, you can ask your boss to be transferred to a different department like cost estimation or materials request, who may be earning higher.

Internal changing of roles in your company might just give you that higher salary advantage.

Get another job

The last resort is to quit your present job and find another one that can offer the salary you want.

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But before you jump into printing your resignation letter merely because you’re not contented with the pay you’re getting, think it through and negotiate with your boss first.

That might be the way to do it. If that doesn’t work, make the jump.

Just prepare yourself to answer future job interviews why you called it quits with your previous job.

Start editing your curriculum vitae (or resume).

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You need a new template that is simple, elegant and easy to understand.

You can check out several online CV maker and download their templates for free.

Then you are ready to hunt for jobs.

There are several job portals for engineers in every part of the world.

You just have to create your account, login and create your profile.

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Engr. Paige Peterson
Angel Investor & Director at GineersNow. MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Electrical engineer from Uni of Melbourne. Strong Aussie girl living in Sunny California. Follow me on Linkedin


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