How do I get a raise when I'm already getting paid the average?

I've learned that part of the way to get paid more is to research what the average pay of your position is, and present that so they can see what's fair. But when I did that research, I found out my crappy pay is what is the typical pay range. I have a skilled position and I didn't learn my skill just... show more I've learned that part of the way to get paid more is to research what the average pay of your position is, and present that so they can see what's fair.

But when I did that research, I found out my crappy pay is what is the typical pay range.

I have a skilled position and I didn't learn my skill just to end up having this low wage...

So with that method out of the question, what can I do to get paid better?
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