How to Ask for a Raise Without Coming off as Entitled

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 10 months, times are tough. And that means that money can be tight. Saving and living below your means is always good financial advice, but there comes a time where you have to ask yourself: Am I being paid what I’m worth? According to this infographic from our friends at, 43 percent of American workers believe they are underpaid for the work that they do. So if you think that you should be better compensated for all your hard work, you’re hardly alone.

But this is also a time when many are lucky to have jobs in the first place. American unemployment sits at 6.7 percent at the time we publish this. So it might feel inappropriate to ask for a raise when people are struggling. Check out this infographic that walks you through how to ask for a well-deserved raise without sounding “entitled.”

By Vault Careers
Vault Careers