Many of our motivated members at the Institute for Engineering Career Development are interested in increasing their salaries—who isn’t, right? Unfortunately,in this economy, many engineering companies have lowered their salary increase rates from past years, some significantly. Gone are the days when you could show up to work as an engineer, do your job and get a good raise at the end of the year; now, in order to get that engineer salary of yours to increase, you’ll need to go above and beyond simply excelling at your job.
In today’s economic landscape, engineering companies are expecting engineers to do more than just engineering design work. They are expecting every engineer to be a design engineer, engineering manager and in some cases business development engineer too (if there is such a thing). I think you get my point. You have to do it all these days in order to stand out as an engineer.
Now, I am not one to say that you should go through your career always focused on getting a salary increase, but I continue to get the question “How do I increase my lowly engineer salary?” So here are recommendations for increasing yours. [Read more…] about Three Ways to Engineer Salary Increases in Your Career