16 signs you're underpaid -- and what to do about it

Feeling like you might be underpaid can be one of the most disheartening aspects of work.

"It stands to reason, because for many, compensation is a concrete litmus test of how well you're performing and progressing on the job — and how highly you're valued," said Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."

What's crucial, if you realize you are underpaid, is to ask for a bump — not suffer in silence.

"The important thing to remember is that if you don’t ask the answer is always no," career and wellness coach Joanna Echols told Business Insider. "Even if you don’t get the raise right away, and you are an exceptional performer, the raise discussion with your boss is a great opportunity to reinforce your accomplishments and explain your future plans of adding more value to the company."

Here are 16 signs you're not being paid your worth, and what to do to boost your salary:

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