I always like getting salary questions, though they are usually hard to answer. It sounds to me like you'll be in pretty good shape skill-wise after your 4.7 upgrade, but remember this: every company has a different internal salary structure. Even if you're worth 15K more than you're getting paid, your company is never going to pay you more than your manager. So, to get the money you want, you might have to hit the open market and go to the "higher bidder." Companies used to try to keep SAP folks happy by giving SAP "hot skills" bonuses to their SAP people. This way, they could provide market-driven compensation without altering the base salary structure and upsetting the apple cart of management morale. I liked that solution, but those kinds of bonuses are hard to come by these days. Unfortunately, it's pretty rare to get a raise just by getting some hot skills. The way you get a better salary, unfortunately, is by testing the market. Or becoming a manager.
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