General question about salary.... I know experience means something to people, but do you value years more than ability? I have about 6 years of service at my present company. I came in at entry level as a technician with a 2 year associates in applied science. Within less than 3 years I became journeyman qualified. This without the help of barely any training from the "training department" (or lack of). After my third year I started as a step-up supervisor and began running the day to day maintenance. During that time, at the end of the first year supervising I successfully supervised and planned a large scale turnaround at our FCC unit. I continued running the maintenance in 2011 while performing 2 smaller slowdown/turnarounds. Into 2012 now and the union contract is up in a few days. I am being offered the salary position of Instrument Supervisor. The duties include: 1. Planning/Supervising of all day to day maintenance tasks in a 165,000 barrels per day refinery 2. Planning/Supervising all major turnarounds(usually 1-3 minor and 1 major per year) 3. Available at any time to assist in plant upsets(with no compensation for hours outside of normal working hours) 4. I have no planner so I am in charge of ordering all my parts, coordinating scaffold, insulation, electric, pipefitter assistance as needed.... The company is offering 85,000 to me. They say this is non-negotiable based on my experience. The TWO supervisors who are on their way out to retirement I know make alot more than that. I feel that I perform the job that they did very much more efficient. I also believe the guys who work for me respect me alot more for being fair and easy to work for. So... in closing I guess I am just looking for input on what kind of number the industry standard would be for a Maintenance/Turnaround Instrument Field Supervisor/Planner? Sorry for the grammar errors but I hurried through this a bit.