How I Tripled My Salary In Just 5 Years

In our new series My Salary Story, women with at least 10 years of career experience open up about the most intimate details of their jobs: compensation. It’s an honest look at how real people navigate the complicated world of negotiating, raises, promotions, and job loss, with the hope it will give young women more insight into how to advocate for themselves — and maybe take a few risks along the way.

Today, a journalist in D.C. who entered the work force in the middle of the recession and negotiated hard for a salary she thought was fair.