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Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Texas Tech University
PO Box 42123
Lubbock, Texas 79409-2022
(806) 742-2808

University Career Center
Texas Tech University
150 Wiggins Complex
Lubbock, Texas 79409
(806) 742-2210
Career Center Web Site

Salary negotiation takes tact, skill, and research. Don't forget that salary isn't the only factor in taking an offer. Benefits, cost-of-living, geographic location, work environment, and corporate culture also need to be considered. Make sure you look at the whole picture. While doing your research, you need to also figure out what you're worth before you start to negotiate. In addition to negotiating the salary you want, there are many non-salary perks you can consider:

  • Increased vacation time
  • Comp time (time off for overtime worked)
  • Participation in the company's 401(k) plan
  • Immediate vesting in the company's savings plan
  • Stock or equity in the company
  • Paid life insurance
  • Continuing education or tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Child care benefits
  • Elder care benefits
  • An expense account
  • Parking reimbursement
  • Personal use of frequent flyer miles
  • Subscriptions to professional publications
  • Dues for professional organizations
  • A better office