People often say to me, “What do I have to do to get a better job and make a lot more money.” My answer is one that has worked for me most of my life. You have to bring value to what to do. You have to find a way to make a major contribution to something.
So my answer really becomes–How valuable are you and how much do you contribute? Going a step further, what would it cost to replace you including; selection and recruiting, training and the time necessary until your replacement became truly productive? Obviously, the real secret to making a great deal of money is to find out how to increase the value you bring to the party.