Open

Employer Spotlight

Recruit Gen Y Stars

You need new tools to attract the new breed of talent - Experience will help you build your team with Gen Y stars.

Go

Ease of Use

Our management dashboard helps you easily post jobs, pinpoint targeted candidates and manage your talent pipeline.

Go

All Needles, No Hay

Don't wait for the best candidates to come to your door - with Experience, you can proactively target top talent.

Go

Build Your Experience

Experience is your most important asset - we're here to help you find that next opportunity.

Go

Tell Your Story

You're so much more than just your resume. Showcase your Experience.

Go

Connections Matter

Introductions are made easy when you have Experience -- connect with alumni, mentors and industry insiders.

Go
Forgot?

Use eRecruiting by Experience on campus?
Find your school here.

Home  > Article

Can an employee be paid more than a supervisor?

Salary.com

Once in a while an employee makes more than the boss. If you're that boss, can you do anything about it?

Q. I am a creative director with a mid-sized Internet development company (200 people). I oversee a department of 10 graphic designers, programmers, writers, and interface architects. Is it uncommon for one of my department members to be compensated more than I am?

A. It doesn't happen often, but from time to time a supervisor may make less money than an employee who reports to him or her. When an employee earns more than his or her supervisor, it is normally because the employee's technical skills are worth more than those of the supervisor. For instance, employees who have very strong technical skills may be paid more than a nontechnical person who supervisors a technical team.

However, if there is no market data to justify the disparity in pay, then maybe you should ask your HR representative whether and when the company plans to rectify the difference in pay. If your company does not plan to adjust your pay, ask for the rationale behind leaving your salary below that of an employee who reports to you.

Good luck.

- Erisa Ojimba, Certified Compensation Professional


Copyright 2000-2004 © Salary.com, Inc.






More Related Articles


Can a prospective employer ask my last employer what I earned?
Rarely would a company go behind a candidate's back to verify employment information, but they can and do double-check background information including pay.

How to find a job you'll love
Forget about salary, titles, perks, status. Focus your job search on finding a job you love. Sounds tricky huh? Well, check this article out to learn how you can do it!

Job Seekers: Avoid Getting "Googled Out"
Does Google affect your chances of getting hired? You bet it does. Here's why you need to start taking responsibility for your online actions.



Google Web Search
Didn't see what you were looking for?
 
powered by Google
Copyright ©2017 Experience, Inc Privacy Policy Terms of Service