(Closed) Expected salary….

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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1544 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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 # 6
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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
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2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Gemstone:  But in this case you can be quite certain that you asked too little. :/

Post # 9
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@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
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@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
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

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 # 14
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233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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 # 16
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257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@moderndaisy:  excellent advice.

Research is your friend here. 

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