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whats a fair salary?
Posted by: Pacificsign (
Date: November 28, 2007 10:17PM

im 24 and have been in the sign business for almost 10 years now. i started sweeping floors and worked my way from painter, silkscreener, fabricator, installer, to the art department. i run a large format mimaki jv3 printer and a gerber sabre cnc router table. Could anyone tell me a fair amount that i should be getting paid? just curious. i may decide to just go on my own.

Re: whats a fair salary?
Posted by: thesignexpert (
Date: November 29, 2007 08:34PM

Your salary is dependent on a number of factors including your relative experience, value to the company, geographic area, the size of your particular company and what their budget can handle in the way of salaries. I'm sure there are other things to consider but these are some of the main ones.

If you really want a raise (and it sounds like that's where you are going with this) then you might start by...
1. Identifying exactly what your contribution is to the company.
2. What can you do to actively increase your value?
3. Who makes the final decision on awarding raises and how can you demonstrate your value to them

If all else fails, you do have the option to "do your own thing" but be warned... starting and running a profitable sign business is nowhere near as simple as just knowing how to make a sign.

Check out this link to see some of the basic issues involved as I believe it would be helpful. []

Good Luck!

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