I am one of the more senior members of a large team working in tech. Unfortunately, due to geographic location, I get paid significantly (50-100%) less (both base and accounting for currency), even though realisticallly I am only a few hours drive away from some of my higher paid colleagues and have similar COL.
Compared to local salary, I would say I get around the median. I am fairly certain it is lower than anyone else on my team though as I am the only person working out of this geographic region.
I was wondering if it is worth it making the case for a raise purely based on the fact that I am doing the same (if not more work as I am more senior in level and experience) than many my colleagues but make significantly less..
My concern is that this is not merit based enough of an arguement (so I should just drop the geo part and focus on merit). I was wondering if anyone else here had experience with geo-based salary negotiations and had any advice.