Sharing your salary with others is helpful in starting a discussion that can benefit everyone involved by preparing you for salary negotiations, giving you a sense of the salaries made by others in similar roles with similar experiences. After you enter your information on this page, I'll walk you through a few ways to start a salary conversation with your friends or colleagues.
How are you using this information?
This information is being used in two ways: First: To share back to you and others who use the tool to give you a sense of others' salaries. Second: For a graduate school project, as research. I lay out more about my goals here in a post on Medium and cover some of my methods for handling the data in another post.
Who are you?
I'm Julia Haslanger, a graduate student in journalism at CUNY. My focus is creating things that would be useful for journalists, particulary journalists in new roles, like social media editors.
Now on a scale from "hell no" to "oh sure," how do you feel about telling other people how much you make?
Not a chanceOnly if someone I trust asksConvince meMaybe with specific peopleI'm game, NBD
Fair enough. Would you mind sharing a link to this survey for research purposes, if nothing else?Makes sense. Could you consider asking someone else you trust to take this survey? Just to show you're thinking about this whole money discussion, and maybe after they get this same prompt, the two of you can have a conversation about salaries (even if you choose to not share your number). Once you know how much other people in your position make, you'll be better positioned to negotiate for that raise or new job. So be the one to show your cards first. It's very "if you show me yours, I'll show you mine" topic. Talking about your salary shows confidence and business savvy. Go be saavy, believe in you!Cool. Would you be willing to get the conversation started? Go ahead and email a few people about how valuable it is for everyone to know what other people in your industry make in similar jobs. Or if email's not your thing, maybe a text message or bring it up at a happy hour? I'd encourage you to let other people know that you're interested in chatting with people on the topic.Wonderful! Clearly, you're a smart mover-and-shaker. Could you tweet out your job title, salary, a link to this survey, and use #journosalary? That'll help get the converation going and maybe show others how helpful it can be to talk about this "money stuff."
Report how much money you make in your journalism job: http://juliajrh.github.io/journosalarysharer/ #journosalaryThis is interesting. Can talking about salaries with coworkers really help you negotiate for a raise? http://juliajrh.github.io/journosalarysharer/ #journosalaryI'll show you mine if you show me yours - salary numbers, that is. It'll give us both a leg up. http://juliajrh.github.io/journosalarysharer/ #journosalaryTIL: Talking about salaries w/ coworkers can help you negotiate a raise. Ask me what I make. http://juliajrh.github.io/journosalarysharer/ #journosalaryLet's talk salaries. I make $XX,XXX as a [job title here]. How about you? http://juliajrh.github.io/journosalarysharer/ #journosalary