Many companies featured on Money advertise with us. Opinions are our own, but compensation and
in-depth research may determine where and how companies appear. Learn more about how we make money.

Published: Jan 04, 2019 2 min read
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

The ball is in your court this year, worker bee.

The job market is hot and retention is low — meaning employers across industries are scrambling to keep top talent. If you pulled your weight in 2018, it's time to ask your boss for more money.

OK, OK, so there are a few variables. Like, maybe you got a salary increase a few months ago, or you're unsure if your performance mandates something more than a nominal bump. Maybe you have a tenuous grip on how to ask for a raise in the first place.

Don't stress it. We teamed up with Jack Nasher, author of Convinced!: How to Prove Your Competence & Win People Over, on a handy little flowchart designed to clear away the muck.

If you're confused on where you stand, and whether now is the right time to ask for a raise, this will help you decide.