The topic of compensation may come up at some time during the job interview. Recruiters could enquire about income during a preliminary phone interview or postpone the topic till after you have a face-to-face meeting. You could be asked directly about your wage expectations, on an application form, or in response to the employer’s specified salary range.

In this piece, we’ll address three ways to answer the question, “What are your salary expectations?”. We’ll also cover some important dos and don’ts when bringing up compensation expectations with a potential employer. Furthermore covered will be some example cases.

You may have fruitful and educational talks about money with potential employers if you investigate the typical salary for the position to which you have applied and your level of experience. When asked, “What are your pay expectations?” there are a number of different ways you might respond:

1. Distract from the inquiry

If you’re still learning about the specifics of the job duties and expectations, you might want to postpone asking any inquiries about remuneration until later in the hiring process. Keep in mind that prior to obtaining a formal employment offer, inquiring about remuneration is mostly how an interviewer gathers information. You may say: to postpone responding:

Example – I’d want to ask a few additional questions before responding to better understand the role. I’ll be able to give you a more reasonable expectation that way.

2. Describe the pay range.

Throughout the interview, you have the option of providing a range of numbers rather than a single answer. Although you should bear in mind that the employer may decide to pay you at the lower end of your wage range, make sure your target number is as close as you can get to your lowest pay. Keep a variance within a relatively small range.

Now you know how to answer the most complicated question, So all the best for your next interview.