Understand what the salary norms are for the role that you play in the organization. Remember that salaries for similar jobs can vary due to industry type, geography and company size. Always take these factors into consideration when making a salary assessment.
You and your manager should agree on the market value of your job. Different organizations have different philosophies when it comes to pay. Ask your employer if they pay above, below, or at the market rate for jobs.
Agree on where your salary should fall based on your personal proficiency and performance level. Find out if there are standards in place clarifying where an employee’s salary should fall in the salary range that take length of service, previous experience and performance level into consideration.