What salary do you expect?

This question attempts to make the candidate a little confused and nervous so that the interviewer can gain by striking the deal with you towards the lower end of the salary scale. It’s very similar to a business deal where a buyer tries to get the product at the lowest possible price. It is you who has to take charge of the situation and make sure that YOU DON’T SELL YOURSELF FOR LESSER THAN WHAT YOU DESERVE.

The following guidelines might help you:
1. Be bold and don’t hesitate while answering.
2. Research about what average salary is being offered in the industry for this role and responsibility. Tell the interviewer about it.
2. Don’t make demands, instead ask questions.
3. Don’t give a particular figure. State a salary-range based on your research. Make it evident that you are ready to walk off the job if the lower extreme of the range stated by you is not crossed. 
4. Advice: If the job profile shall provide you with the opportunity that you needed for paving your career or if it shall help you learn new skills and provides scope for improvement, then CONSIDER the decision of settling down at the lower range of the salary-scale. But, here also, never agree for a pay which is less than the current salary hat you are getting unless you want to switch the industry or make changeover in your career path.

What salary do you expect

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User Answer ( 4 )

  1. user
    Anup Palodhi
    6 years ago
    As I am a fresher , salary is not the first priority for me. I have only theoritical knowledge but not practical knowledge. So , first of all I want to get a job in a reputed company like your sir , where I can improve my knowledge and skills and also get experience. Thank You
  2. user
    Navin kumar
    6 years ago
    Sir it would be great if I get a chance to work with your organization and I would be quite lucky but what I think your company must be offering a fair amount to someone who is matching all the skills and qualifications. Before this answer, I would like to know more about my responsibilities regarding this job and definitely I am agree as per the company standard. But as a fresher, salary is not a first priority for me. Gaining experience is what matters for me in this stage. If he tells so salary is not your priority then answer could be –sir I told it’s not my first priority, but it’s a necessity for survival.
  3. user
    updesh yadav
    5 years ago
    Sir Just because I am a fresher, salary is not the first priority for me. I want to work and to learn in your reputed company. There is no issue of salary. I will accept the salary as per the company norms.
  4. user
    अतुल आनंद
    3 years ago
    For an experienced person, sir as my skills are matching with the job openings here , and I want to enhance my technical and managerial skills and Gaining experience is what matters for me. So I believed that your company must be offering a fair amount to someone who is matching all the skills and qualifications.

What salary do you expect?