I started as an intern working full time and fast forward a year I asked for a salary and got it. I went from 10 dollars to 42k a year, I asked for 45k and he said thats "impossible with our budget." Initially he countered with 40k and i said thats too low and he was like "well dont take it than" but eventually caved in for 42k. My reasoning for 45k was not just an analysis of others but that i have a degree in is and regardless, someone with a degree should make 44-45k starting some what easier ..
The problem is that a little bird told me that this position should be paying 50k. See, I am a "jr qa engineer" which is made up here, im the only one. The others are "qa engineers." I am no jokes, doing the EXACT same work as these "qa engineers." Often they ask me for help on remedial tasks, making me question what their real salary is. According to glassdoor and friends of friends, the lowest is 47k and highest 57k. I am surprised at 57k since its a small private company.
So to me 42k sounds fair as a lower position, but this MADE up position makes no sense. I am doing the same work so i should have the same title, am i just being naive? this makes perfect sense to me. He wont make me an engineer because i have 1 year of experience, im almost fine with that but i dont like the idea he gives me the same work and expects the same results as me as the other engineers for a portion of their pay. I know if i go in and try to negotiate again hes going to either rescind it or tell me to deal with it, i like him and hes reasonable but i wish he would consider the fact that i do the same work as every one else! if i got paid 5k less, fine, but its almost 10k
Sorry im not sure if this is an appropriate question here but this is the only place i know i can ask questions about SQA
Btw this is for a job that is strictly manual testing