These 10 jobs have the most leverage for a pay raise

Oct. 19, 2017

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“Three in five employees don’t negotiate their salary,” Glassdoor spokeswoman Sarah Stoddard said. “This data suggests that money is being left on the table."

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On average, American workers are due a raise of more than $7,500, Glassdoor found, with even bigger gaps depending on profession, geography and experience.

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Especially in one of the following 10 jobs, you might have more negotiating leverage than you realize...

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Communications manager

Potential salary growth: 14.8% or $13,334 Current median base salary: $76,498 Current market value: $89,831

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9

Marketing manager

Potential salary growth: 15.0% or $14,107 Current median base salary: $80,000 Current market value: $94,107

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8

Medical assistant

Potential salary growth: 15.1% or $5,320 Current median base salary: $30,000 Current market value: $35,320

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7

Software engineer

Potential salary growth: 15.2% or $17,943 Current median base salary: $100,000 Current market value: $117,943

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6

Web designer

Potential salary growth: 15.5% or $9,508 Current median base salary: $52,000 Current market value: $61,508

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5

Pharmacist

Potential salary growth: 16.5% or $23,261 Current median base salary: $118,000 Current market value: $141,261

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4

Java developer

Potential salary growth: 17.7% or $16,792 Current median base salary: $78,000 Current market value: $94,792

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3

Research assistant

Potential salary growth: 20.9% or $7,935 Current median base salary: $30,000 Current market value: $37,935

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Certified nursing assistant

Potential salary growth: 21.3% or $6,505 Current median base salary: $24,000 Current market value: $30,501

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Emergency medical technician

Potential salary growth: 21.9% or $7,771 Current median base salary: $27,636 Current market value: $35,407

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