Most Americans feel underpaid: Just 19 percent of U.S. workers told the career site Indeed.com they're comfortable with their current salary. Yet 62 percent of employees did not get a bump in pay or a better paying job this year, according to a new survey by Bankrate.com.
The good news is, U.S. companies are planning slightly higher raises for employees next year, according to a recent survey by Willis Towers Watson. And Ramit Sethi, the best-selling author of "I Will Teach You to be Rich," has a four-step game plan that can help you successfully negotiate a better deal in 2019.
Getting that bump in pay may be even more important than you think, Sethi tells CNBC Make It: "A single $5,000 dollar raise, when properly invested in your 20s, can be worth over a million dollars," he says, and people who get raises once tend to get them over and over again.
Here's his four-step plan to make yourself "irresistible."