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My New Salary, My New (Awesome) Life!

Before I got the salary I deserved, I could not do all of these. But now, I can!

Solid Nest Egg

My salary increases took our family’s savings from $30K to now over $350K. Not including our 401Ks!

Epic Vacations

South Africa, Amsterdam, Paris, Dubai, Barcelona, Rome, Venice! Before that, NYC was as epic as it got.

Family Assistance

We’re blessed that we can help our aging parents financially with monthly assistance!

New House. New Car

Built our dream home (w/ theater and gym). Wrote a $40K+ check and drove our dream car off the lot!

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SalaryMatters is NOT for everyone…

You know what, life is short. So short that I don’t have time to mince words and tell you that everything is going to be OK if you “just hang in there and wait your turn.” No! if you’re waiting around for your manager (or the universe) to anoint you the next promotion, this site isn’t for you. There are plenty of self-proclaimed career gurus that will teach you how to beg for a raise. But if you’re sick and tired of waiting while everyone else leaves you in the dust with higher salaries and new promotions then stay right here. I know what I’m talking about because I’ve been there. Corporations blew smoke up my butt and kept me on their rope for years before I woke up. 

But guess what? I beat them at their own game and grew my salary by 245%! Now I’m telling everyone about it!


SalaryMatters isn’t for you if you believe that…

  • “Loyalty” means something to your corporation
  • Human Resources exists for your benefit
  • Complaining about your career will get results
  • Asking for Salary History is a legitimate question
  • “Face-time” with the boss is the best way to get promoted
  • Your manager holds the key to your career growth

Not long ago, I was the top performer with the lowest salary

About five years ago, I was in a career making about $55K a year—tirelessly working a job that was unfulfilling and uninspiring. I received numerous awards and accolades for my performance. But thanks to my friend in HR, I found out that I was THE lowest paid manager within the entire department. Worse, not only was I the lowest paid, my salary was 20% lower than the salary band for that role! But I was a top-performer, how could I have a lower salary than my coworkers, all of whom I outperformed? And why am I not being paid within the salary band for this role? I was utterly clueless about how this happened!

And then I attended one HR leadership meeting and my life changed…

  • My Salary (5 yrs. ago) = $55K
  • My Coworkers’ Salary = $85K
  • My NEW Salary (Now) = $145K
Must Read Blog Posts

Loyalty is Dead!

The days of working tirelessly for a corporation with the hopes of being made whole are long gone. We’ve been there and done that. The corporate executives are getting their cut of the pie and they are not thinking about you.

Best way to Grow Salary

There are multiple ways to grow your salary but there’s one way, by far, that gets you the largest salary increases. Find out exactly what that is and why we only advocate for that method of salary growth.

Steele's Story - A Dream

When I made $55K, I daydreamed what it would be like to make $75K like my peers. Then I got promoted to $85K a year. And then I got another promotion making $145Kin just five years!
Helping Corporate Workers Along the Way…

He is encouraging, positive, and most of all, he cares.

“Steele helped me beef up my resume in the most precise way possible. He showed me that it’s the little details that count. It’s amazing how changing a few words and moving some points around can do SO MUCH. He also helped me realize that I have more value than I think I have. “put that on your resume!” he told me. He is encouraging, positive, and most of all, he cares.”
– Ahmed A.

Steele helped me get a 45% raise!

“Steele’s principles enabled me to achieve what I initially thought was impossible.  By learning his techniques for resume building and how to handle tough interviews, I was able to impress my new employers with what I had to offer, and it landed me the job opportunity I was looking for. Then, when it came to negotiating my new salary, his techniques and encouragement allowed me to achieve a nearly 45% raise from where I was currently.  By using Steele’s techniques Salary Matters, I was able to achieve my dream of making a six figure salary!”
– Chris Z.

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