Guide to Negotiating a Salary Increase

Asking for a raise can make you very anxious, but it is also an important skill to learn if you want to earn the salary that you deserve. This guide will lead you through the entire process from research to ask and beyond.

Regardless of how much experience you have, this guide will provide you with a detailed plan to determine the salary you deserve and then help you develop the confidence to ask for a raise. You will learn how valuable you are to your firm, where to research the current market salaries for your position, and how to script the conversation with your supervisor. Reduce your anxiety and build confidence in your value so you can get the pay you deserve.

The Archtoolbox Guide to Negotiating a Salary Increase

The guide is a 49 page PDF file with 17 integrated exercises and worksheets designed to fully prepare you for a discussion with your employer about increasing your salary. Everything is set up to make you comfortable and confident so that you aren't nervous during your conversation. We even tell you what to do if your employer doesn't give you a raise right away.

Two Excel Templates for Tracking Your Salary

Two of the worksheets that are included in the PDF are also provided in Microsoft Excel format.

1. Salary History Tracker

This template helps you keep track of your entire salary history. It automatically calculates your bonus percentage and the percentage of your increase each year.

2. Salary Market Research

This file automatically calculates average salaries as you input them during the market research phase.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

The Archtoolbox Guide to Negotiating a Salary Increase will pay for itself multiple times over after you receive your first raise. But the true value in the guide is giving you the confidence to make the ask. You will come back to this guide and the worksheets over and over throughout your career.

However, if you aren't fully satisfied with the guide and the process we outline, simply send us an email or respond to your purchase confirmation email within 60 days. We will issue a full refund, so there is no risk to you.


The guide and Excel worksheets are available as an individual license for use by a single person.

Individual License
$25 USD
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide average salaries for my city?

No. Unfortunately, there are far too many locations and variables to provide that information in a comprehensive guide. However, we provide links to a number of reliable sources for obtaining this information.

Do you guarantee that I will get a raise if I use your guide?

We wish we could. Sadly, there are a lot of factors that go into receiving a salary increase and some of them are outside your control (economy, firm performance, etc). That's why we include a section in the guide that tells you what to do if they reject your request.

What are the System Requirements?

The ebook guide is delivered in PDF so you can view it on any device that has a PDF reader.

The spreadsheet tools were built with Microsoft Excel 365 (.xlsx) and can be uploaded to Google Docs if you don't have access to Microsoft Office 365.

When will I receive the Guide and Tools?

As soon as your payment is approved you will instantly receive a download link and we'll also send you a download link via email.