A: Have you had the talk with your immediate boss to see what else can be done — to see if they can bump you anymore? What about other perks the company can provide you with, such as sending you to conferences or training, equipment, bonuses, etc. Even if they can't give you more salary, they might be able to give you "soft money," such as perks, to help you feel more valued at work.
The other thing I would do is some market research on what you should be paid. You can check any website such as www.salary.com or www.glassdoor.com to learn what you should be making relative to the market. Then, you could present this data to your boss to see his or her thoughts about this. Sometimes helping managers see how far off you are from the market sends a stronger message to them about how concerned you are about salary.
Joyce E.A. Russell, an industrial and organizational psychologist, discussed workplace issues in a recent online forum. Russell is the vice dean and the director of the Executive Coaching and Leadership Development Program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. She is a licensed industrial and organizational psychologist and has more than 25 years of experience coaching executives and consulting on leadership and career management.