If you’re not satisfied with what you’re currently earning, then try these 2 things:
1) Starting Learning
I’m lucky to have been my own boss for the last ten years. When it came time to consider salary raises for my employees, a key factor I always looked at was their growth. I always asked myself, “Did this person really grow this year? Did he learn anything new?” If the answer to those questions were, "yes," I was eager to bump their pay. But it was really more than just learning.
2) Implement What You’re Learning
I wanted to see them take their learnings and implement them to the benefit of the company. When that happened, they were sure to see a raise in salary.
Pick up a book. Take a course online. Learn something new and then implement it at work. You'll be surprised at what happens.
Yes, it’s a cliché, but it is true: “Learning leads to earning.” Actually, it’s: “Learning and implementing leads to earning,” but that doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as well.