Post # 1
I got a call back from the company I’ve been interviewing with. The job is a Marketing Analyst and they’d like to know what I’d be expecting the salary to be. I’m at $43k right now and can’t go lower. Obv I’d like to go higher. What is a good number to lead with without shooting myself in the foot? I was thinking $50k based on glassdoor for my living area.
Post # 3
I would tell them what your current salary is now and that you’re expecting a higher salary based on the more advanced work you’d be doing. If they press you, you can say you’d like to start at 50k?
Post # 4
id start with atleast 45k…. but your supposed to say a range so maybe. 45- 55 or like 47-52… they’ll always give you the lowest. In my experience don’t be afraid to go up a little. I asked for too little and now i’m stuck.
Post # 5
Thanks, girls! The good part is that the job is not the same as what I’m doing now and they have never asked for my previous or current salary so I hold those cards. I’m pretty sure I have the job, I just want to make sure its mine with the salary. Heck the free food twice a week is enough of a money savings for me!
Post # 6
For what it’s worth, when I gave a salary range when interviewing for my current company, they gave me the higher end. It can happen. 🙂 Good luck hun!
Post # 7
check out glassdoor.com to see what market rate is for that job in that city and use that as negotiation.
Say you expect market rate which according to glassdoor.com is $#.
Post # 8
@Gemstone: But in this case you can be quite certain that you asked too little. :/
Post # 9
@jpalm13: Don’t be shy if you are already quite certain that you will get this job. I would ask for at least 10K more than in the previous job.
Post # 10
@natalila: Perhaps, but “certain” isn’t quite right, if the range is in line with your industry, your experience and education, and your location.
Post # 11
Try to be strategic about what you ask for because this is a very common negotiation tactic companies use with new hires. They actually hold the cards if they’re asking you to state a number first. You will most likely state a number that’s below their budget, allowing them to negotiate you down even further saving them a lot o fmoney but not giving you what you’re potentially worth.
I would do a lot of research for what the job pays in your area with your experience and maybe even ask for a little more than that to start. Worst case is they try to negotiate you down a little, but then hopefully you’d be getting what you actually wanted to begin with. Give reasons for the number you come up with – like it’s X percentage more than I currently make which I think is reasonable given my experience level and income potential at my current employer, I have a proven track record of success in this industry, I did research on what someone with my experience is worth in this area and it falls in line with that range, etc.
In my industry, you can expect a 20% increase to move companies and usually a signing bonus depending on the position. HOpe that helps – good luck!
Post # 12
Post # 13
Does this help at all?
For the company, CareerBliss has $52k as the company average.
Glassdoor says $57k for the national average because there is no data on my area. The range is $38-75k
This is from Salary.com
This is from Indeed
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Post # 14
Don’t tell them anything! I started a new job last year and nearly doubled my salary! When asked, I said, “I would expect whatever the normal salary range is for this positon…do you know about what that is?” The hiring manager then told me what she thought was the range for that position and I went from there.
Post # 15
@ethorn13: I have not tried approach ever haha I’ve never really been asked to give a number first. I’m just really glad they didn’t ask for my current salary. The job would require me to relocate a bit (totally doable for me and SO becuase itd be to area’s we like and I’ll bunk up with family for a month or so until he decides what he’d like to do with a job. He has an interview on the 10th and just applied for another in the same area) If they asked my current salary, I’d be screwed out of potential money for sure! Although, if they looked at glassdoor for my current title, it says $50k average and $48k to 54k for the range.
Post # 16
@moderndaisy: excellent advice.
Research is your friend here.