A Guide on Negotiating Visiting Assistant Professor Salary

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A Guide on Negotiating Visiting Assistant Professor Salary

Have you been , but you are not comfortable with the salary? It wouldn't hurt to ask for a higher salary. The last thing you want is to feel underpaid for your hours of hard work, and the one way to solve that is to push for higher pay. There are various ways to request the institution for higher pay, like writing an email or a letter. If you are unsure how to write a negotiating letter or where to start, DoNotPay can help you do it quickly, easily, and more conveniently.

Reasons to Ask For a Higher Salary

Everyone wants a fatter paycheck, but that is not the only reason to ask for a higher base salary. Most base salary offers are not set in stone, but while the institution might not be willing to give you millions of dollars, they can always agree to a few thousand increase when persuaded properly. Below are reasons to ask for a higher salary.

InflationInflation is the increase in commodities prices, an aspect that is inevitable in a growing economy. The consumer price index measures the overall rise in costs in the economy, and as of December 2021, it rose by 7%. This means that you will need a salary increase to afford the commodities you were usually using. This is a valid reason to ask the institution offering the job to increase your salary.
LocationAs a , this new job will involve moving from your residence to one near the institution; you might have to ask for a higher raise because moving comes with expenses. Additionally, if the institution is situated in a state with a higher cost of living, it might necessitate that you request higher pay to be able to meet this increase in prices.
Job Qualification and PerformanceSuppose you feel that you may be overqualified for the academic job you are considering or that the educational institution offers less than you are used to. In that case, you might need to push for higher pay. Everyone deserves to get value for their services, and a visiting assistant professor is a job of high skills.

Tips to Negotiate Your Salary

  1. Research on the institution, your duties as an assistant professor, and comparable salary levels.
  2. Write a letter to the institution regarding higher pay. Begin the letter by thanking them for offering you a in their institution. This will lay reasonable grounds for negotiation as the institution will see that you are grateful and practical.
  3. Give the institution a breakdown of the skills, talents, and values that you will bring to the table in the capacity of an assistant professor. Make sure they are well articulated and persuasive.
  4. Mention that, while you appreciate the salary offered, it might not suit you well for many reasons. Mention the reasons mentioned above.
  5. Go into detail about the average salary for the industry in the role and mention the moving expenses you will incur working in their institution.
  6. Specify the salary you would like them to offer, or give them a range of the salary you would appreciate.

Other Methods You Can Use

  • Email the institution requesting them to raise your salary and point out the reasons.
  • Give the administration desk a call and ask to talk to the finance officer, vice-chancellor, or whoever makes financial decisions. Make sure to build a good rapport before beginning to negotiate your salary.
  • Visit the institution in person and negotiate the salary with the employer.

Let DoNotPay Negotiate the Salary for You

If you find the mentioned processes daunting, DoNotPay can help you generate a comprehensive negotiation document to request a salary raise with full confidence. All you need to do is follow the simple steps below:

  1. Search "negotiate my salary" on DoNotPay.

  2. Enter the name of your company and the industry you work in, so we can find the right wage statistics for your role.

  3. Answer a series of questions regarding your qualifications and achievements, relocation expenses, and other job offers if applicable.

  4. Enter the new base salary you would like to request.

Once the information is finalized, DoNotPay will generate an official salary negotiation letter that you can then email or present to your employer.

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