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Software Developers: Improve your job offer by an average of $46,150 with expert salary negotiation coaching

Full-service salary negotiation coaching: Negotiate your job offer with personal help and actionable advice

You're on the clock. You finally got a job offer from a company you would like to work with, and they want to know if you're ready to accept it.

You think you can command a higher salary and a better compensation package, but you just don't know how to negotiate these things in your job offer.

How do you counter their job offer? What if you ask for too much? What if you leave money on the table by asking for too little? What if they retract the job offer? How do you know what to do and if you're doing it correctly?

Wouldn't it be nice if someone else could just negotiate for you?

Imagine this...

  • Imagine knowing exactly how much to ask for in your salary negotiation.
  • Imagine knowing the best possible way to counter offer to make sure you don't leave anything on the table.
  • Imagine knowing exactly what you'll say and do next.
  • Imagine having word-for-word scripts and a step-by-step plan used by employees at Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Tesla, @WalmartLabs, Zillow, Kimberly-Clark, Bloomberg, Red Hat, Verizon, IBM, Microsoft to negotiate your salary and even other benefits like vacation or a signing bonus.

On average, Software Developers improve their job offers by $46,150 when I negotiate for them

Josh Doody headshotI'm Josh Doody, a professional salary negotiation coach who helps Software Developers get more job offers and negotiate higher salaries. Software Developers at Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Tesla, @WalmartLabs, Zillow, Kimberly-Clark, Bloomberg, Red Hat, Verizon, IBM, Microsoft, and other companies you've heard of have benefited from my full-service salary negotiation coaching.

How does this work? When you work with me, you'll have me working behind the scenes to negotiate your salary for you. You can rest assured you won't leave any compensation—monetary or non-monetary—on the table.

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I negotiated a $300,000 higher RSU grant, $20,000 higher base salary, and $20,000 higher signing bonus.

Working with Josh, I felt much more confident going into the negotiation because I knew what to expect and got some invaluable insight regarding how recruiters operate, what their motivations are, where wiggle room is more likely to exist, and what is likely to happen at each step.

I also appreciated learning how to word certain things (for example, how to deflect the salary expectations question, or how to express disappointment about a low initial offer) in a way that addresses all the key points effectively and helps steer the conversation towards a good outcome for both parties.

Josh will be my first call the next time I need to negotiate a job offer.

“How much does this cost?”

Salary negotiation coaching is an investment in your future. For every additional $10,000 in total compensation that you negotiate today, that will return an additional $100,000, $200,000, or even $500,000+ in income during your career.

Salary negotiation coaching is $9,000 for job offers with a Total Offer Value of more than $600,000. (For clients with Total Offer Value of $300,000–$600,000, the fee is $6,000. For clients with Total Offer Value under $300,000, the fee is $3,000.)

Your Total Offer Value is the total of your offer's annual salary, sign-on bonus, and the total value of any equity offered.

Here's the full fee schedule:

Total Offer ValueCoaching Fee
More than $600,000$9,000
$300,000 to $600,000$6,000
Less than $300,000$3,000

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As soon as your payment is received, we'll get started by scheduling your kickoff call. During this call, we will discuss your specific situation in detail and lay out our strategy for negotiating your offer.

You'll also receive a copy of the Complete Bundle of my book Fearless Salary Negotiation (valued at $239) to review and instantly improve your negotiation skills.

I'll negotiate your salary behind the scenes, and the Complete bundle will allow you to use what you learn over and over again throughout your career to keep getting paid what you're worth.

Why does the price vary by offer amount?

The bigger the job offer, the greater the value you'll receive from our work together. Additionally, bigger offers are usually more complicated with more moving parts and more pieces to negotiate (like signing bonuses, vacation time, Restricted Stock Units, and other details).

Happy Client Guarantee

And you’re protected by the Happy Client Guarantee. My focus for every client is to provide the absolute best possible service and results.

Until our kickoff meeting if you aren’t happy, for any reason, just let me know, and I’ll do my best to fix it. And if you’d like a refund, I’ll immediately refund your money.

Once we have our kickoff call, our engagement is underway and there are no refunds available.

Jonathan turned disappointing offers from Amazon and Tesla into an additional $80,000 compensation at Tesla

Jonathan was a Senior Software Engineer with lots of experience working for big-time tech companies. He was ready for a change, so he applied for Senior engineering roles at Amazon and Tesla. He quickly got two job offers, but they were both very disappointing.

He reached out and asked if I could help.

Since the offers were both disappointing, I recommended that we get Amazon and Tesla to improve the offers before we began negotiating. If they would improve the offers from 'disappointing' to 'negotiable', then we could go to work.

After a few days, both companies came back to Jonathan with significantly better offers. Now we had room to work!

Negotiating total compensation with base salary and RSUs in play

One tricky aspect of each offer was that they were very heavily focused on RSUs—Restricted Stock Units—which is common for public tech companies. Amazon caps base salary for most employees, and they offer RSUs as their primary negotiation lever once that base salary cap is reached.

RSUs can potentially be very valuable, but it's difficult to impute a present value on them in order to compare the value of the RSUs to, say, base salary or a signing bonus.

Through a careful analysis of the job offer and current market conditions, I was able to estimate the present value of the RSUs and help Jonathan negotiate on the two dimensions he cared most about: his base salary and RSUs.

Choosing between two good options

We were able to significantly improve both of Jonathan's job offers from Amazon and Tesla so that he had a difficult decision to make.

With the hard work of negotiating behind us, we turned our focus to comparing the two opportunities on several dimensions to help Jonathan determine which opportunity was right for him.

In the end, he chose Tesla for the work environment, greater opportunity to work on new technology and manage a team, and better compensation.

By investing in salary negotiation coaching, Jonathan was able to improve his first-year compensation by $80,000.

Here's what Jonathan had to say about the experience of working together:

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I would highly recommend Josh as a salary negotiation coach because has the knowledge and experience of what it takes to maximize your salary and total compensation.

I was expecting job offers from Amazon and Tesla, and I wanted to be confident I got the best offer from each company so I could make the right decision. I considered just handling it myself, but decided I would rather work with an experienced coach and expert with whom I could discuss all aspects of the positions and corresponding offers.

What a great decision!

Approachable, knowledgeable, available

Josh is very approachable and knowledgeable about the entire process and was able to provide possible next steps that were very accurate. He made himself available for calls and was very quick responding to emails with thorough, specific guidance on what to write or say at each stage in the negotiations. He was there to answer even the smallest of questions.

Josh took time to research specific questions related to both positions and the intricacies of the salary and total compensation discussions for both companies. The offers I got were very different offers, and he took the time to break them down into components so we could negotiate effectively and do an apples-to-apples comparison so I could make the best decision.

A great investment

I would highly recommend Josh as a salary negotiation coach because has the knowledge and experience of what it takes to maximize your salary and total compensation. He is also highly approachable and made himself available on very short notice.

Josh added value by making me confident when performing salary negotiations and showing me how to take the right steps in the process. He was professional and honest during the entire process.

This was a great investment.

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Salary negotiation coaching isn't for everyone, here's how to determine if this is right for you...

Q: I've never negotiated before. Will this coaching work for me?

A: Yes! You don't need to be an experienced negotiator to benefit from negotiating your salary. With this salary negotiation coaching, you'll be totally prepared for every conversation, and even have word-for-word scripts to use every step of the salary negotiation process.

Q: I'm not a Software Developer. Can you help me?

A: I can definitely help, although 1-on-1 coaching may not be your best option depending on your budget and timeline.

Please complete this application and I'll schedule a free 15-minute call to suggest the best option for you.

Q: What if I'm not happy with the results? Can I get my money back?

A: Until our kickoff meeting, you can request a refund at any time for any reason. Once we have completed our kickoff call, the engagement is underway and refunds are not available.

Here's what past clients had to say...

Caroline Carter

Josh was super responsive during what can be such a rapid-fire process. I felt like I was in good hands and could say and do the right things. I think the part that was most helpful was the template Josh provided that indicated what to say if they came back with a certain offer. This really took the pressure out of messing up the phone call and optimized for the best outcome.

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Josh’s pricing was significantly higher than anyone else, but it turned out to be just what I was looking for. With his advice, I negotiated $28,000 more salary and $30,000 more signing bonus. His responsiveness was really great during this process and probably one of the key reasons I'd recommend him as a coach.

Haripriya A.

I wanted professional assistance for salary negotiation and reached out to Josh. With Josh's help, I improved my job offer by 10.5% plus an additional $5,000 in stock and a nice signing bonus.

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I improved my job offer by nearly $16,000 by working with Josh. I also gained a lot of reassurance in the process and he helped me fine-tune specific points as I planned my negotiation.

Ilya Krasnov, Software Engineer

The salary increase alone was worth much more than the initial investment.

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The coaching fee initially seemed high, but Salary Negotiation Coaching was a great investment that improved my base salary by $15,000.

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Getting paid what you're worth
as a Software Developer is tough.
Work with me, and I'll show you how.

It's time to decide: Are you ready to get paid what you're worth so you can finally afford those things you've been putting off? This is your chance to finally make the downpayment on that house or plan the family vacation you've been dreaming of.

On average, Software Developers I work with improve their job offers by $46,150. And other professionals—marketers, coding school instructors, and others—improve their job offers by $12,231.

If you're ready to invest in yourself, this is your chance to avoid leaving money on the table.

Salary negotiation coaching works. The testimonials and results from other Software Developers are the outcomes we're aiming for when we work together to negotiate your salary and help you get paid what you're worth worth.

You don't get many opportunities to change jobs and negotiate a significantly higher salary. Don't miss out on your chance to negotiate a higher salary at your next job.

All the best


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