Ep109: How to find out your pay gap? 5 ways to research!

salary negotiation


In this episode, Mei Phing discusses five ways to research and determine if you are underpaid in your current job. It also provides tips on increasing your value to negotiate for a higher salary in the future.



0:20 🌐 The first method is to use anonymous private salary websites like Glassdoor.com to compare salaries for your industry, job title, and location.

1:58 πŸ“š Instagram pages like @malaysianpaygap and @officialsingaporepaygap provide more specific salary information by job title, age, and industry.

3:09 πŸ” Job search websites like Efinancialcareers.com can give you a salary range for specific positions to help in negotiations.

4:17 🀝 Speaking to recruiters can provide insight into the current job market and realistic salary expectations.

5:56 πŸ“ž Seeking advice from trusted friends, family, and network who have worked in similar positions can provide firsthand salary information.

7:20 πŸ’Ό Continuously improving your skills, certifications, and personal branding can increase your value and lead to a higher salary.

8:23 🏒 The Corporate Survivor program offers a step-by-step framework for career advancement and increasing your earning potential.


Key Insights

πŸ’° Researching salary information is crucial before accepting a job offer or assessing if you are being paid fairly.

🌐 Glassdoor.com is a valuable resource for comparing salaries, but it provides an overall range rather than specific details for individuals.

πŸ“š Instagram pages like @malaysianpaygap and @officialsingaporepaygap offer more detailed salary information by industry, location, and job title.

🀝 Building a relationship with recruiters can provide insights into realistic salary expectations and the current job market.

πŸ” Job search websites like Efinancialcareers.com provide salary ranges that can help in negotiations and deciding if a job opportunity is worth pursuing.

πŸ“ž Speaking to trusted contacts who have worked in similar positions can provide firsthand salary information and insights.

πŸ’Ό Continuously improving skills, certifications, and personal branding can increase your value and lead to higher salary opportunities.



πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the Corporate Survivor with Mei Phing — ex-Global Head of Department turned Career Coach & Founder of The Corporate Survivor™. On this podcast, Mei Phing shares her corporate world insights and experiences so you can survive, navigate and grow your career with clarity, confidence, competence and opportunities.

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