If inflation has forced you to seek more pay, have you considered fighting for a promotion?
Unfortunately, most employees don’t fully understand that getting a promotion can be extremely problematic. Because at most companies, the corporate candidate nomination and promotion assessment processes are cloaked in secrecy. So be aware that your odds of success will be dramatically lowered if you approach the process in a loose, uninformed, and unstructured manner.
Instead, I recommend that you fully educate yourself so that you will know about and can handle the many identifiable factors that will dramatically increase (or decrease) your chances