She Switched Companies
The founder of the Financial Mechanic blog began her career as a junior software engineer, making a starting salary of $65,000.
“The former job was a great environment for learning as a junior engineer, but the salary was lower than market value,” she said. “Although I stayed in the same career, I doubled my income by jumping companies.”
Why This Worked
“I applied to several companies at a higher level, negotiated my pay and received multiple offers,” said The Mechanic. “I leveraged the offers against each other, and ultimately came out with an offer that was double my former salary.”
She now works as a senior software engineer and makes over $120,000.