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The Last Coco
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Minimum % increase in salary to change jobs


Assuming the two jobs are in the same field and benefits, etc... are similar, what is the minimum % salary increase that makes it worth it to change companies?






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re: Minimum % increase in salary to change jobs


-1%





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elprez00
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re: Minimum % increase in salary to change jobs


For me right now, I'd probably switch for no change, possibly even less.





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Cash
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Are you happy at the current company or does it suck? Financial health of the two companies? Advancement prospects at each?

Need a lot more info.






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The Last Coco
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re: Minimum % increase in salary to change jobs


Current job fine, not great or terrible, assuming all things are just about even, decent advancement prospects at both, both companies stable, etc...


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Cash
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re: Minimum % increase in salary to change jobs


10%





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lsu6294
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$1.00/year





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The Last Coco
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re: Minimum % increase in salary to change jobs


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10%


That's what I was thinking. Didn't know if there was some general rule/guideline about it.






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shawnlsu
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I think it would depend on salary
10% isn't much if you're going from McDonald's to Burger King but is a lot more if you're going from head of surgery at OLOL to the same at BR General






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ZereauxSum
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For me right now? Probably north of 25%.

Even then I'd still think about it.

I'm pretty happy where I am.






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magildachunks
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1%.


Shit, an extra $1 a paycheck would be worth it.



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Waffle House
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For me, better the devil you know than the devil you don't. I would want at least 10% to switch if I was happy and all things were equal.





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ZereauxSum
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For me, better the devil you know than the devil you don't.


This.

You never know what kind of crappy political/bureaucratic nightmare you might be stepping in to when taking a new job.

If you're happy where you are, you need to make sure that you are well compensated for that risk if oh decide to switch.






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simbo
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Depending on happiness.....but all things being equal I've always said 10% increase but I've taken 5% before.





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GRTiger
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50% more than the next expected raise (i.e. 15% increase if you expect a 10% raise at your current job).

eta: I would go buy your average gross pay, including bonuses, commission, etc., when making the determination. If your salary is 80k now, but you averaged 20k in bonuses or commission, then you would want the percent increase based on your total pay.



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gatorrocks
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Well my current job pays salary + commission + yearly bonus and I work at home.

It would have to be pretty substantial like 50% or more. Even then I'd think long and hard because I love my job and the potential to make a shite LOAD of money is there with commission and bonus.

That said, if I was in a crap job I hated and wanted more money, it would probably be 10% or more.



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All things being equal probably 25% as I have a lot of long term percieved worth with the current company. Not saying I can't build this with a new company, but there is risk if I fricked up something at the start. With my current company, I could probably kill a stripper and they wouldn't fire me.





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The Last Coco
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Thanks for the input. I don't know why it is comforting to have a bunch of total strangers agree with you, but it is.





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shutterspeed
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Current job fine, not great or terrible, assuming all things are just about even, decent advancement prospects at both, both companies stable, etc...


Based on this info, I probably wouldn't even consider until 20%. Sometimes you don't realize you're in a great position until it's too late, so in the least there should be an attractive carrot dangling on the other side to chase.







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Slickback
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10% seems about right. If you get an offer from the other company you can always use it as leverage with your current company.





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