My wife is constantly informing me that the company I work for should pay me way more than they are now.
I'm an IT administrator for an office of 47. I also oversee two branch offices, both with 3 people, both about an hour away.
I am the only IT staff for the three offices.
I manage everything: Active Directory, Oracle, Exchange, our VoIP phone system, Daily Backup Tapes, Printers, Fax machines, Typewriters (yes), Blackberries, Security system, and almost anything electrical.
I also prepare excel reports for certain meetings, set up multimedia for said meetings, and schedule these meetings.
I work 40 hours a week, with 2-3 hours of overtime once or twice a month.
I am on call pretty much 24/7 for the more important users and I have been called on a weekend before.
I get paid $37,440 a year. I checked salary.com and that's WAY below the regional median. I'm in southern California.
Do you think that I'm being underpaid?