When it comes to compensation, some people cannot figure out why others make more than them or they want to figure out how they can get higher compensation. When you think of what the genetic makeup of a company is, there is a lot more to it than just production and results. Compensation varies based on the type of organization one works at, but there are general rules to the compensation game.
From culture to leadership, there is so much more to what you can bring to the table than just results. Beyond your own personal production and results, there are many things companies and hiring managers take into consideration when it comes time to get your periodic reviews and salary increases.
Here are 5 different things that you may be judged on when it comes to the value you bring to your company. Remember, your value is not always absolute and can change month-to-month based on numerous factors – including your production, contribution to culture, and energy – no one ever stays on an even keel throughout their whole career.
You may get paid more for:
- Being a team player
- Uplifting others around you
- Taking on more work than is expected of you
- If you consistently learn
- Contribute to the conversation and profitable ideas
You may get paid less if:
- You’re not a team player
- You drag others down
- Do the bare minimum amount of work
- Never learn anything new
- Don’t add to the conversation or are overtly pessimistic