(Closed) The Salary Discussion

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Have you tried going to Salary.com? it does a comprehensive analysis of what that job in your area makes on average. 

Otherwise, I’m usually pretty stumped about this too.

Post # 4
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3012 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is so hard.  I still don’t know how to approach this situation.  I usually allow them to tell me what they have to offer.  It’s worked thus far, but I know most interviewers ask the interviewee as well.  I say to compromise if possible?  It’s really tough.  I wish I had better advice for you.  I look forward to see what others have to say.  I wish you the best of luck!

Post # 5
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862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Glassdoor.com is also a good resource when it comes to the salary negotiation… it’s always been spot on with the salaries

Post # 6
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ugh I hate this part! I would come in with a potential range that you are interested in. Then have evidence as to why you should be paid that much. Based on how much experience and education you have and what is comprable to other positions youve had in the past or other similar positions out there.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What I do personally, and I had a friend who is a head hunter verify is a good technique –

Research salaries on the position. Then factor in a few things like do you have more experience, or less experience than they are asking for?  previous salaries you’ve been paid? and adjust. 

When  asked the salary question, I always give a range (number I would settle for without hard feelings to a fair amount I think I’m worth that is within range for the position). 

It’s always worked out well for me. Good Luck 

Post # 8
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Usually I try not to say a number during the initial interview.  If they ask, have them say a number first so that you don’t end up lowballing below what they say.

Post # 9
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

One additional aspect I have considered too is the type of benefits the company offers…I took a lower salary than I would have liked to because I knew the benefits more than made up for what I wanted. For instance, discover what kind of health care the company offers, outside assistance, life insurance coverage, 401K– do they match or don’t they, pension and my personal favorite–tution assistance. Last year I had over $12,000 in tution assistance and the year before $13,000. With the first 5250 being tax free, this was additional amount to my “salary” that couldn’t be ignored. The result–a company I love that is paying for my doctorate so I’ll have zero student loans on this degree. Worth a slightly lower take home, to me, not even a question.And I love my job so it is a win-win.

 

Just stuff to consider…have a successful interview. 🙂 Good luck!

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