I Make $90K — & I Used My Vacation Days To Interview For A New Job

Age: 30
Current Location: Portland, OR
Current Industry & Title: Advertising, Brand Manager
Starting Salary: $28,000 in 2011
Current Salary: $90,000
Number Of Years Employed: 8
Biggest Salary Jump: $15,000 bump (from $35,000 to $50,000) in 2014
Biggest Salary Drop: No drops, only a lateral move.
Biggest Salary Negotiation Regret: “Not taking as much as I felt I deserved for my last move. I asked for $110,000, but they lowballed me at $80,000 and we sort of met in the middle, at $90,000.