Author Topic: Negotiating salary when transitioning from hourly posistion?  (Read 1350 times)

Epry123

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I know this is a real broad question but I need a little bit of insight on this topic as it's something I may be dealing with shortly. If offered this new position it would go from being paid hourly to salary less hours but more responsiblity should I ask for what I made last year +X%?


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Re: Negotiating salary when transitioning from hourly posistion?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 02:41:05 PM »
You should negotiate based on the market rate for the position.  Negotiating based on your earnings will never work in your favor.  If you feel you must reveal how much you make, quote an annual figure (assuming there was significant overtime); otherwise they may negotiate on the basis of what you make 40 hours per week (at your hourly rate) without overtime.

Be weary of employers that claim you will only be working 40 hours.  Most likely it will be at least 45-50.

Epry123

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Re: Negotiating salary when transitioning from hourly posistion?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 02:52:36 PM »
Last year was 62k with tons of overtime I'm on pace for 65k with tons more over time still my hours will probably drop from 60 weekly to 50

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Re: Negotiating salary when transitioning from hourly posistion?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2015, 09:18:14 AM »
So I'm assuming previously you were paid hourly, with overtime for the overtime and made X. They are now saying that you will be working less overtime, but salary. The problem is, most salary jobs do not have defined hours, you are paid more for the job than the hours, therefore any overtime is not additionally compenstated. Call me cynical, there is a reason that your employer wants to hire you for  salary. they figure they will pay less with you on salary not paying overtime, than paying you hourly (unless you have a different job description). Do you really think you will stop working additional hours with that set up? I guess I'm just cynical, unless there are clear workplace rules and plans for how much salary workers are expected to work, or have something in advance with them stating expected work hours. Don't have an answer to this, but either have in writing no overtime or what expected hours will be, or demand a salary that even if working the same or more amount of overtime you are compensated.