You may have heard of layoffs and job freezes, and while some companies are laying off their staff, many are hiring. Professionals such as developers and engineers are in great demand all over the world, which leads to higher salaries.
In fact, according to a recent Job Seeker Nation report, only 37% of us believe we are paid fair, and nearly half believe they can make more money by changing jobs. If you’ve been at your job for a while, you may even pay what’s called a loyalty tax for being a good employee.
You may already be familiar with this concept: you receive an attractive offer from the TV or the electricity provider who offers you a preferential rate on your package, but when you inquire, it turns out that this offer is only available to new subscribers. In fact, you are rewarded for your loyalty by paying higher monthly premiums or fees.
The same thing can happen at work: A new recruit arrives and earns more than you, for the same job. The situation has been exacerbated by the current “talent battle”, with recruiters offering ever larger sums to the most in-demand employees. In companies where there is no official salary scale, which is often the case with tech start-ups and large corporations, this leads to large disparities between the salaries of existing workers and those of new employees.
How do you know you are getting a low salary and what to do about it?
1 You’ve never had a raise before
If you are doing more work, or taking on additional responsibilities, such as the duties of someone who has left, it is time to have a conversation about compensation. Don’t forget that the cost of living is going up too, and it’s been since 2021.
2 You earn less than the industry average
Check with your colleagues or contacts in the sector what is the salary for the same job in their company.
3 Check review websites
Sites like Glassdoor and Indeed’s salary calculator exist to allow you to view actual employee evaluations and reveal compensation and salary information. By researching the job title and location, you should be able to get a good idea of what you might earn.
If you discover that you are being paid below market rate, you should discuss your expectations with your supervisor. If a new job sounds more appealing to you, we’ve got three for you to check out below.
Java developer, Mirakl
Within two years, Mirakl became the world leader in SaaS software solutions for the markets. At Mirakl, you will benefit from all the advantages of a startup: innovation, diversity, independence, flexibility of the process, and real team participation in decision-making. All development takes place in Scrum and teams also pay special attention to user experience. Mirakl develops RESTful and back-office APIs using Java, Spring, Hibernate, ElasticSearch and PostgreSQL and is looking for a Java developer with good knowledge of these technologies as well as someone who can adapt quickly and with an open mind. You will enjoy working in a team in a (really) agile context, with the goal of delivering high quality, efficient, and tested code. A good level of English is essential as well as knowledge of the e-commerce sector. Apply now.
SEO Manager (F/M/D), Vestiaire Collective
SEO essential for Vestiaire Collective. Under the responsibility of the Global SEO Manager and in collaboration with different teams, the task of the Senior SEO Manager is to prepare, analyze and improve the best SEO strategy. You will be responsible for auditing, strategy implementation, SEO service delivery, and continuous monitoring and optimization. In order to be considered, you will need at least six years of experience, with experience in SEO for e-commerce websites. You’ll need to be fluent in Google Analytics, SQL, and Python, as well as have a solid technical background in SEO, HTML, JS, SSR/CSR, and dynamic rendering (SEO Edge is a plus). Apply now.
Senior Product Designer (full turn away policy), Sendinblue
Sendinblue is the European leader in digital marketing software. The Senior Product Designer will be responsible for uncovering unmet needs through research, prioritizing them, identifying opportunities, and working closely with content and research. You will create user personas, user journey maps, usability testing and, if necessary, user surveys and questionnaires. You will ensure the smooth running of the delivery phase, in close collaboration with leading technology and identify key performance indicators for success and follow-up. You will need four to five years of experience as a product designer and experienced in Figma, Sketch, or InVision. Apply now.
This article was written by Kirstie McDermott and is part of a collaboration between NextPit and Jobbio. To learn more about the partnership between NextPit and Jobbio, click here.