Entry Level Engineer - What to expect for a salary increase?


I'm a mechanical engineer (recent grad) working in aerospace at a relatively small company (compared to Boeing, etc) in Southern California. I've worked for 1 year and am coming up for a review/salary increase. Does anybody know what % increase to ask for/expect?


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  • 1 decade ago
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    About 3%.

    You have just started out. They are training you you. If you stay or go will make little or no difference to the company. Right now you need experience lots of it. Focus on jobs that prepared you for you PE exam. You are still competing with the kids coming out of school.

    Cheers and good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on a lot of things. If the review is good, then you might get 5% or better. If the company is profitable, it helps. If you are making your boss look good, that helps too.

    So what you need to do is make sure you make life as easy as possible for the folks who sign your paycheck. If you do a good job and contribute to the bottom line it usually gets noticed. (Just don't expect consistency, and don't get discouraged when things don't always go your way.)

    Source(s): Electrical Engineer 26 years.
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