1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Husband getting promoted - Salary Negotiation

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by jackieburbs, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. jackieburbs

    jackieburbs Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi Guys!

    My husband is getting a little promotion with his job. I'm self employed and own a tanning salon. I need help to see how my husband can negotiate a better salary. He has been with his company 5 years and mostly because of insurance we need for our family (too expensive being self employed). Anyways, he was offered 35K a year and health insurance with his company is about $430 every 2 weeks. How should he negotiate for a better salary.

    I feel like 35K a year with health insurance is not much for what he will be doing (a lot of responsibility). Does anyone know what 35K a year would be every 2 weeks with health insurance taken out? We currently live in RI.

    Thank you
     
  2. HallLiz

    HallLiz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2017
    Messages:
    382
    Likes Received:
    219
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Self made idiot
    Congratulations for the both of you. Your salon and his raise.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  3. Skyebug77

    Skyebug77 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,201
    Likes Received:
    1,610
    Occupation:
    Marketing
    Location:
    Portland,Or
    Too much.... AHCA sucks ass
     
  4. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    5,974
    Likes Received:
    1,439
    Just take the deal , you got a buiness aswell .

    My god heard it all know.


    Be happy ...
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. Billy_Batts

    Billy_Batts Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    2,469
    Likes Received:
    1,965
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    ♫♪.ılılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılılı.♪♫
    Location:
    ı ̡̡͡|̲̲̲͡͡͡ ̲▫̲͡ ̲̲̲͡͡π̲̲͡͡ ̲̲͡▫̲̲͡͡ ̲|̡̡̡ *
    Home Page:
    I can name a couple ways forcing better salary but they are forbidden by law :D
     
  6. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    17,332
    Likes Received:
    31,798
    Occupation:
    Selling CPA Sites
    Location:
    Not England
    Home Page:
    Go to
    Code:
    salary.com
    and see what the industry average is for your area and see if the wage is low or high.

    This is pretty close (not exact) to what the take home would be every 2 weeks on 35K:

    [​IMG]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  7. HallLiz

    HallLiz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2017
    Messages:
    382
    Likes Received:
    219
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Self made idiot
    If income is 35k, wouldn't you loose about 12k+ to taxes. 23k a yr.
     
  8. jamie3000

    jamie3000 Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2014
    Messages:
    1,414
    Likes Received:
    655
    Occupation:
    Finance coder looking for semi-retirement
    Location:
    uk
    How much does he think he's worth? Are there other people that could easily do his job? Would they (the company) be willing to pay 35k for 6 months then 40k if they're happy with him in his new role?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. jackieburbs

    jackieburbs Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Female
    Thank you for that! On top of that with almost $430 taken out for medical every 2 weeks.
     
  10. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    17,332
    Likes Received:
    31,798
    Occupation:
    Selling CPA Sites
    Location:
    Not England
    Home Page:
    That is rough for sure.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  11. jackieburbs

    jackieburbs Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Female
    Yes, I understand having a business. However, my business is up and down and we have a family to support. If my business goes down, we couldn't live off 35K a year with medical taking out. I believe that would be $700 every 2 weeks on my husbands salary.
     
  12. jackieburbs

    jackieburbs Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Female
    Who do you go though if you have a business for being self employed?
     
  13. javabro

    javabro Power Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Messages:
    647
    Likes Received:
    717
    Gender:
    Male
    umm.. A clip from 30 rock
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
  14. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    17,332
    Likes Received:
    31,798
    Occupation:
    Selling CPA Sites
    Location:
    Not England
    Home Page:
    Your State is going to have different insurance companies than mine.

    I'd call around to some of the local agents by you and see if they can point you in the right direction or even handle it for you.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. jackieburbs

    jackieburbs Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Female
    Thank you!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  16. darulez

    darulez Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Messages:
    3,067
    Likes Received:
    1,068
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doing Internet Warfare
    Location:
    Bad Neighborhood
    in my country, we just look for another company every 3 years.
    if you are good, you increase between 15-20 %
    if you suck, you stay at you current job.

    companies claim to "be the shit"; when in fact, they are shit. ant it is the same shit everywhere. so why not get more money for the same shit?

    I in all my professional years I asked for "more", cause the new job would have been "more" responsibility. ex boss said no. I quit ;)

    Guys, like myself, I would not employ them at all.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  17. KraftyKyle

    KraftyKyle Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    2,083
    Likes Received:
    4,955
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Unknown
    I have a handful of questions... based on the answers I should be able to give a helpful response.

    He's getting a promotion and it's still only $35k/year? What does he do?

    Why is your health insurance over $11k/year?

    I don't mean this to be harsh, but why doesn't he seek this information out on his own initiative instead of having you ask around?

    Why doesn't he join BHW too?
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
  18. mavericx

    mavericx Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    6
    As far as the health insurance goes, definitely check out your local market (local agents, or you could even get a quote at ehealthinsurance)

    Depending on your family's total income, you might even qualify for a subsidy through the government. Might end up saving some money!
     
  19. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Messages:
    6,713
    Likes Received:
    2,557
    As long as it is approached the right way, checking for wiggle room in proposed salary is not too unheard of. If he isn't happy with the salary, do you really feel like there is much to lose by asking?

    -ThopHayt
     
  20. dworker

    dworker BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    2
    not good enough for 35k/year try negotiate to 55-60k