What do you think I’m worth? The company I currently work for hired me as a new graduate right after completing my BSME in 2003. I work for an engineering firm in the power distribution sector similar to Bechtel or AREVA. My company designs, modifies and or upgrades power distribution plants (mainly fossil and nuclear). I have specifically worked in the nuclear side of the firm as a mechanical engineer since I started. Since joining the firm I have obtained several higher education degrees which thankfully my employer has paid for. Education: 1999 – High School 2001 – AAS, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology 2003 – BS, Mechanical Engineering 2006 – MS, Mechanical Engineering 2009 – Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering 2012 – MBA, Business Administration – expected graduation date 5/2012 I also have my professional engineering license, PE. Essentially my name can be written, Dr. Mike Anderson IV, MBA, PE (which I never actually write my name like this). I was originally hired in 2003 at a fairly low entry level engineering salary – mid 40k’s. I have since not really seen the raises that I would have expected based off of my credentials that I picked up over the last 8 years. I am of course incredible grateful for my companies liberal continuing education program which has saved me a ton of money. Without them the only letters behind my name would be roman numerals as in “IV”. ;-) My question to everyone is once I graduate in May 2012 what do you guys think I should be paid? In other words, how much am I worth? I know this is a very subjective question but never the less it is a valid one. Not many people hold a Ph.D, MBA, and a PE in the private engineering sector and more specifically the nuclear power sector. I’m contemplating on switching jobs in the near future and would like an idea of a salary range I should be looking for. If anyone has any follow up questions then please post. I respond promptly. Thanks all and Happy Holidays!