10 Tricks to Getting a Higher Salary

Do you find it awkward negotiating your salary? You’re not alone. This is a difficult challenge that’s unfortunately part of life, but with further experience and the right knowledge, career tasks like this become easier.

This infographic from Job Cluster details 10 tips for winning a higher salary negotiation. It’s important to understand the requirements of the employer and be strategic when negotiating a higher salary with human resources, or the interviewer.

Remain professional, be proud of your abilities what you can offer, and be realistic with your negotiating.


  • Understand the needs of the employer. Make your company realise that you are a valuable asset to the team, and they’ll be more likely to take your offer more seriously.
  • Be realistic. Negotiate a fair compensation. For context, discover out how much other companies are paying people who work in the same industry as you.
  • If the company makes an offer and you want something higher, don’t be vague. Instead give the company the exact number you want.
  • You will be in a better position to negotiate a higher salary if you conduct the talk over email or phone. Avoid face-to-face negotiating if possible.

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