Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
Date of last raise: 2012
Prior salary research: Yes
Raise request: 0%
Raise received: 0%
User comments: "Didn't ask for an increase as data confirmed I am being paid competitively."
Salary.com says: Yes, you read that correctly. No, it's not a typo.
In the working world, finding an employee willing to admit he/she is paid adequately and therefore uninterested in asking for a raise is like spotting a leprechaun riding a unicorn. We included this because it's a case of an employee taking the initiative to research comparable salaries, which is always a good thing. But when that analysis revealed they were being paid at or above the median, the employee recognized a good deal and didn't push the issue.
If you deserve a raise you should ask for one and back it up with facts. But if you're already being paid and treated fairly, it's perfectly acceptable to take that into consideration and come to the well-researched conclusion that a raise request is unnecessary.