I took my first ever salary position 6 months ago . No health insurance / benefits and a small commission of around 250$ a month after taxes .
I've researched the average salary of what my position makes and I make well less than the mean .
Did you not research or realize any of this before accepting the job six months ago?
Are you saying you make less than the average of what your position makes at the company or the industry? If less than the average at the company for that position, what are the typical milestones where a new employee moves past "trainee" type pay into the average for that position?
If the position is not performance-based (just "compliance"), how much value are you really bringing to the company where they couldn't just let you go and fill the spot with another warm body?
If you are adding significant value beyond that, then good for you. Be willing to highlight this and how you plan to continue to grow your influence even more.
If it was me, I would first ask other employees about the typical milestones or timing to move out of the new hire pay range. Then I would assess where I stand against those. Next I would have a conversation with my supervisor.
The gist of the conversation would be that I am enjoying the job and company so far. Both seem to be a good fit. I feel that I have come up to speed quickly and am already making a positive impact (here are a couple of examples...). My understanding is that by doing x,y,and z, employees are often recognized as moving out of the trainee range (or to the next promotion, etc). Here's how I feel that I am already meeting these requirements.
Do you agree with these being the key milestones and how I am performing relative to them? If so, what are the next level of milestones and impact to the company that I should be working towards? What guidance or suggestions can you offer based on my work so far?
And by the way, what is the typical process and timing bring my current job title and compensation in closer alignment with my skills and my impact to the company?
Thanks for taking the time to discuss all of this. Now let's get back to work.