Here Are Some Examples Of How A Salary Discussion Might Go
Company: “We would like to offer you a salary of $55,000/year.”
You: Alternative answer #1: “I’m delighted that you are interested in me. Based upon my experience and also because of a variety of expenses associated with the cost of living in (this city), I would like to make around $60,000. How do you feel about that?
Alternative answer #2: “I like the opportunity, and I know that I could contribute, but I have several other opportunities that are in the $60,000 range. Is there a way we could work this out?”
Alternative answer #3: “I’ve completed a very valuable education and anticipated $60,000 as a minimum. Is there a way we can work that out? I love the opportunity and would like to work here if I can get that amount. What do you think?”