Hi guys - this is where I put the "long time listener, first time poster" thing.
I've been with a company around 2 months now, and my boss has told me that they're happy with my work and would be pleased to increase my pay at the 3 month mark - and would like to know what I'm after. What sort of increase should I ask for?
Some background on this - I work in an IT Managed Services role as a Service Delivery Manager, essentially managing customer contracts. I came into the role with absolutely no IT experience or qualifications at 26 years old, whereas the other SDM's (in this company, and in general in the Industry) are usually late 30's with 10+ years experience, from a technical background. I impressed the employers by how I spoke to them and offered to work a little "cheaper" I guess for the first 3 months to prove I could really excel.
Turns out I hadn't really done the research on the pay I should expect, and the wage I accepted (which I was happy with) is about half of what the average pay is in my city (industry standrard stats)! So, I'm on half of the wage of a more qualified and experienced person, but my bosses are happy with me, have made me process manager for a few ISO processes (IT Service Management standard) and are really getting behind what I'm trying to do.
So the question is - normally, I know a 5% increase is amazing. But I think I might be selling myself short? I'm not going to ask for the full pay, as I don't think I can deliver (yet) ALL the benefits that someone else could. But as a guideline, does anyone have any suggestions? I'm on literally 50% of the standard pay, should I maybe ask for 60%?
Any and all thoughts would be great!