If you are just riding above the inflation rate, you are probably letting certain things slide. Specifically, your yearly increase should be greater than inflation, and your promotions should be much greater. Also, you should get promoted occasionally. Which hasn’t been happening? These are usually signs it is time to move on (I.e., the ideal time to job hop).So been doing the maths and found this site interesting..
What’s fascinating to me is that if I put in my starting salary vs where industry standard was for an eng grad:
Actual: 2009 - 10k -> 2019 - 17k
Standard: 2009 - 25k -> 2019 - 43k
Msc standard: 2009 - 33k -> 2019 - 57k
Now what scares me is that a decade later, accounting for inflation I’m not earning that much better. While I do beat the inflationary values(had to job hop, swop cities, industries etc), it really does show/prove my point that a great starting salary point is more important than that dumb hr or recruiter will let on (though in their defense, they typically soc sci grads who don’t know much).
I also found it funny that when my gf gets a call from the UK about positions they ask her what her bracket she is looking at and it’s all good.. when they call me they ask me to lower it below standard rates. Wtf.