About Jim



My name is Jim… thanks so much for stopping by. It’s great to meet you.

See that photo? That’s me in the background.

I LOVE helping people negotiate their salary.

If I could actually come with you on your interview or performance review, reassure you that you’re doing great, and hold up cue cards to coach you through the process, I would.

You see, a lot of people get really anxious when talking salary. They ask me:

  • How do I find out how much I’m worth?
  • How do I know what to say, or when to say it?
  • Won’t the interviewer get angry and give the job to someone else?

I know. I get it. I’ve been there myself.

In fact, everyone’s been there. Here’s the problem:

No one ever taught us how to negotiate our salary.

  • Colleges help us with resumes and interviewing, but often leave out negotiation.
  • Our parents taught us how to ride a bike. Negotiation? Not so much.
  • Your best friends and co-workers? Hmm, money is kind of a taboo subject.
  • And your boss? They’re certainly not going to show you the way.

Hold on. It gets worse.

If you don’t negotiate your salary, you could be losing more than $1,000,000 in earnings over the course of your career. The person sitting right next to you could be making 20% more for the same job. Bitter? Unfulfilled?

Let’s not have that happen, shall we?

Salary Tutor: Learn the Salary Negotiation Secrets No One Ever Taught You

Here’s how I can help:

Fun Fact:

Jim has worked with a huge variety of clients, including software engineers, product managers, trauma nurses, influencer talent agents, executive directors at non-profits, and blueberry farming experts.

About Jim Hopkinson

Jim Hopkinson is a salary negotiation coach, content designer, and author based in Seattle. He helps ambitious professionals overcome their fear of negotiating salary by giving them confidence and teaching them the skills they need to get paid what they’re worth.

He is the author of the book Salary Tutor: Learn The Salary Negotiation Secrets No One Ever Taught You (Grand Central Publishing), which has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NY Post, and Forbes. He was also a contributing writer to Salary.com, and his negotiation tips have appeared in The Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance, Monster.com, Men’s Health, and Lifehacker.

As a speaker, Jim is consistently praised for his dynamic, high-energy approach, and has been chosen from 3,200 applicants — three times — to present at the SXSW Interactive conference.

(Photo Diana Levine)

This enthusiasm translates to his 1:1 coaching sessions, as well as his suite of fun, interactive online courses — which have been viewed by more than 100,000 students.

Jim has held dream jobs at some of the most well-known companies in the world (Microsoft, ESPN, WIRED), but has also been among the first 10 employees at a startup twice.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, biking, hiking, being an awesome dad, and mentoring young business professionals.