How Much Should I Ask For? How Much Should I Accept?
Deciding to ask for a raise is one thing, but how much should you ask for and more important, what's the minimum you should accept? We asked our readers about their most recent experiences with raise requests and the subsequent results.
The good news is 58% of respondents received a raise so far in 2013. An additional 18% last received a raise in 2012, 12% in 2011, 3% in 2010, and 8% of people said they last received a raise in 2009 or before. On average, people requested a 16% raise, but only received 9%.
The average dollar amount of our respondents' raises is $3,334.