Internship to Full-time Salary Increase
Hey guys I'm in my last two semesters of college for my cyber security degree and got into an Internship with a relatively new company that has a few offices in my state. The Position is Help Desk Technician and I do everything from fixing a Laptop or desktop to building a new PC or troubleshoot network connectivity issues, printers, and monitors. They started me out at $16 an hour and it has been brought to my attention by the owner of the business that after school they would like to hire me full time. As of right now I have alot to do there it's just me and the director of the IT department over seeing five businesses. My question is when we sit down to discuss pay I don't feel that $16 an hour is something I would still work for being a full-time employee with a bachelor's degree and certifications,I would like more. I understand this is a help desk position and in my state (RI) i'm making just slightly more that the average help desk salary. Would asking for $25 an hour or more be crossing the line? This is my first tech job and even though my major is security I would like to get some experience in and learn as much as possible before I get into the Security forensics field.