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Found out that the other AE on the team I work on is making a significant amount more than me. How do I approach my director about possibly increasing my salary to be equal? For context, I technically have been an AE longer as she recently got promoted from AAE. She’s also new to the team I work on and from what I’ve been told, will be doing the exact same work.

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It’s always a trap to compare your pay to someone else on the team. HR will always have a rebuttal as to why they are worth more. Instead, I’d keep it totally focused on you. I’d do some research and bring in some ‘market value’ figures to reference. Then, back that up with the value you bring to the team and why you are worth what you’re requesting. Concrete examples. Things only you can do. Just my 2 cents!

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💯 agree 👆🏻

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The equal pay for equal work hashtag bothers me. Just because you both do similar work doesn’t mean that she might just be better at her job. Time in a role doesn’t mean much, experience does. My AE is on a tough account and knows how to do a lot of project types others her level don’t. She’s also excellent client facing, well above her level, but she is still an AE.

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How do you define “significant”? Like 5K? 10K? Agreed with the above as to not make it about the coworker (even though to me this is still an excuse that companies use to divide us) but look up the market average for your role and YOE.

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$10K more. Totally agree that I shouldn’t focus on my coworker but my own experience

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