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Salary Questions

Salary Question Examples

Be prepared for the different ways that salary questions can be phrased. We've listed the most common below...  

  1. "How much are you looking for?"

    Answer with a question, i.e., ‘What is the salary range for similar jobs in your company?’. If they don’t answer, then give a range of what you understand you are worth to be in the marketplace.
  2. "How much would you expect, if we offer you this position?"

    Be careful; the market value of the job may be the key answer. Say something like: ‘My understanding is that a job like the one you are describing may be in the range of…’.
  3. "What kind of salary are you worth?"

    Have a specific figure in mind…don’t be hesitant.

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