The Architect’s Guide to Salary Negotiations

Published: Oct 2010
  (6 customer reviews)
Format: Format PDF

What’s the publication about?

If you are apprehensive about asking for a pay raise or if you do not know how much you should be paid then the Architects’ Guide to Increasing Your Salary can help. This publication describes the planning and psychology required to request and achieve a pay raise.

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Who’s this publication for?

This publication is specifically written for architects and design professionals who have less than 10 years experience. If you are studying to become a qualified architect, if you recently became a qualified architect or if you have been practicing architecture for less than 10 years then this publication can help you prepare, request and achieve an increase in salary. If you are a sole practitioner or partner of a large firm or earning excess of $150k per annum then this guide probably isn’t for you.

What’s included in the publication?

This publication contains 19 pages, 9 chapters and approximately 4,000 words. Each chapter specifically addresses the different steps that lead to a successful salary review meeting. The following is a list of chapters included in the publication:
  • Introduction
  • Scheduling the review meeting
  • What is anchoring? Should I make the first offer?
  • The right terminology
  • The psychology of numbers
  • The value of numbers
  • Your accomplishments
  • The meeting
  • Conclusion
  • Recommended reading

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What are the learning outcomes?

Through references to theoretical studies and real-life examples this publications seeks to provide readers with the following understanding:

  1. When to schedule a salary review meeting.
  2. How a psychological theory known as anchoring can effect your review.
  3. When to make the first offer in a salary negotiation.
  4. How the terminology of your discussion may effect your success.
  5. Which numbers to use when discussing salary.
  6. How different numbers may be valued by your supervisor.
  7. Why your accomplishments are an important part of the meeting.

How much does it cost?

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Reviews for this publication

  • Sara Escanero

    November 11th, 2010 on 8:57 am

    On Monday I finish reading your book: The Architects’ Guide to Increasing Your Salary. I wanted to say that it was a very interesting and useful read. All the references about the studies related to the reaction of people to numbers is really interesting. I work in the engineering field and recommend this book to anyone (Architect or not) who would like to negotiate a salary increase in their job.

  • CeCe Ip

    December 8th, 2010 on 9:57 am

    In reading The Architects’ Guide to Increasing Your Salary, I found that it was a succinct and thoroughly comprehensive guide that provides key steps in establishing, managing and achieving goals not limited to those of a monetary value. It addresses a complex matter under a uncomplicated format making for a very interesting read. I want to commend the team at BTM+C for providing such a necessary service that is so often overlooked in our profession. You have my utmost support and sincere appreciation.

  • Nathan Contreras

    January 25th, 2011 on 6:55 am

    Before reading the ‘Architects’ Guide to Increasing Your Salary’ I never had the confidence to ask for a pay raise, instead I always accepted the offers provided by my employer. Now that I have read this guide I not only have the confidence to request a larger pay raise but I also understand how to make that request while building respect with my supervisor. I highly recommend the ‘Architects’ Guide to Increasing Your Salary’ to anyone who works in the corporate world.

  • Lauren Johnson

    April 8th, 2011 on 9:16 am

    I work for a small organisation. We do have annual performance appraisals but money is rarely discussed. Needless to say years can go by with no increase in salary. Personally I find it difficult to raise the subject of a pay increase and so normally just put up with the situation. But, after reading your e-book, I did some research, printed out the relevant information and in my performance appraisal meeting asked for a cost of living adjustment. It took a couple of months for my boss to come around to the idea but eventually he did increase my pay to more than what I had requested. We’re not talking huge sums of money here, but for me it was a huge achievement. Thank you very much. As for paying $47 for the e-book, I would have to say that it pays for itself easily. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

  • Elisa Nakano

    January 11th, 2012 on 10:17 am

    Architects’ Guide to Increasing Your Salary delivers invaluable tips on how to prepare and execute a well researched argument at an annual review with absolute confidence and professionalism. The information provided me with a huge sense of empowerment and faithfully believe that the author’s advice will extend well and beyond the negotiation of salaries in my career. Thank you BTM+C and I look forward to reading your further publications.

  • Laura Natoma

    April 24th, 2012 on 1:14 pm

    Just wanted to say thanks to the BTMC team for providing grand advice in the Architects Guide to Increasing Your Salary. I ended up getting a 30% salary increase so Im pretty stoked. Thank you.