Know Your Worth: 4 Tips for Negotiating Pay & Benefits

You can make good money working as a tower climber. In fact, many tower climbers retire very comfortably.

Tower climbers that successfully secured a benefits package can retire even more comfortably. If you are unsatisfied with your current pay and benefits situation, read on! We’ll show you how to negotiate for better pay and more benefits. 

  • Your Employer Knows That You Would be Hard to Replace, Do You?

In most areas, experienced tower climbers are becoming more and more difficult to replace. Some young men just don’t want to risk their lives climbing towers and most that want to do not have the proper training yet. That means that you have more negotiating power than you might have thought. 

Some companies take advantage and bank on the possibility that you don’t know your own worth. Once you’re with an outfit that has an understanding of just how much your skills and experience are worth, you can negotiate higher pay.

For example, if you’re an experienced climber and currently have a $35,000-$45,000 salary, you should be negotiating for more because the average ranges between $40,000-$60,000 which means you are being underpaid. 

Likewise, you can and should have a generous benefits package. Not many people are willing to do the kind of work that you do. Be sure to leverage that fact in your favor when negotiating for benefits.

  • The Key to Negotiating Pay and Benefits Is to Provide a Range, Don’t Stick to One Solid Figure

When negotiating pay and benefits don’t throw out a specific number and stick to it. Most professionals have a much higher chance of getting the increase they want by providing a range instead. 

For example, instead of asking for a $62,000 salary and holding firm, try asking for a salary between $57,000-$65,000 instead.

  • Schedule Follow-up Conversations Until You Are Satisfied

The key to success when negotiating pay and benefits is to be persistent. Keep in mind, there is a difference between being persistent and being irritating. In other words, don’t just corner your boss every chance you get and grill them for a raise. Try scheduling follow-up conversations to continue negotiating until you get what you are asking for. 

  • Be Firm And Bold

If you sound timid while asking for a higher salary or a more robust benefits package, it’s going to be too easy to say no to you. Asking for a higher salary or more benefits is a high-stakes negotiation. While it’s natural to be nervous, you can’t let it get to you.

The good news is, you have to be bold to be a tower climber in the first place, you got this!

Learn More About Maximizing the Value of Your Tower Climbing Career

Want to maximize the benefits of being a tower climber even further? Then you need to check out Tower Climber! We have a vast network of employers and tower climbers alike along with a treasure trove of actionable advice. 

Success is a short climb ahead, check out Tower Climber today and see what we can do for your career!