Are you nervous about asking for a raise even though you are pretty sure you are underpaid? Are you unsure how much you are worth to your employer? Have you been declined for a raise in the past?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, the Workbook for Negotiating a Salary Increase is for you.

What You Will Learn

The main outcome of this book is to move you from fear of asking for a raise toward confidently asking for a raise. To that end, you will:

  • Gather facts to fully understand your value
  • Learn how firms handle salaries so you understand their position
  • Perform market research to establish your market rate and target salary
  • Schedule a discussion with the right people at the right time
  • Develop a plan for making "the ask" so you feel confident and comfortable
  • Prepare for next year since there is more to getting a raise than simply asking for one today
As mentioned before, you need confidence when asking for a salary increase. If you are armed with market research, know the ins and outs of salaries at architecture firms, and have a plan for making the ask, you will be confident and your discussion will be calm and effective. As you read the text and complete each exercise you will be building a plan for asking for an increase in your salary.

Pays for Itself

After reading the book and doing the exercises, you will have the confidence and supporting data to ask for, and receive, a raise. That raise will easily pay for this book many times over. The book will continue to pay you over and over since you will want to return to it each year to validate your current situation to make sure you are paid fairly for the value you bring to your firm. The included salary tracking spreadhseets will help you monitor your growth over time.

What if I Don't Get a Raise?

Unfortunately, raises aren't guaranteed even if you have all the confidence and data in the world. Sometimes the firm's situation just doesn't allow for raises in a particular year. However, the book will get you ready for next year when your firm's performance improves. There is also information about what to do if you discover you are underpaid and have been declined multiple times.


  • Interactive PDF with more than 15 exercises and worksheets to prepare you for asking for a raise
  • 30 pages of confidence-boosting content
  • More than 10,000 words of important real-world advice gained from 15 years in the architecture profession
  • Market Research and Salary History worksheets in excel format in case you want to track those separately from the workbook

Pages from Salary Negotiation Book


If you would like to see the table of contents, list of exercises and worksheets, and the introduction please download the free sample now.