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Are You Underpaid?

Are You Underpaid?

Kim Lankford / Monster Contributing Writer

Are you making as much money as you should be?

If you’ve been pondering this question, you’re not alone. A 2006 survey by staffing services company Randstad USA and Harris Interactive found that 39 percent of employees surveyed believe their salary is lower than market rates, up from 28 percent surveyed in 2005. Meanwhile, 50 percent of employers think the salaries they offer are on par with the marketplace, up from 42 percent in 2005.

So how do you figure out if you’re really underpaid? Here are six steps to help you determine whether you’re getting what you’re worth.

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