How Do You Ask About Salary Before Applying?

Steps

  • Research salaries in the field.
  • Determine your personal salary range.
  • Determine the starting salary before a second interview.
  • Ask about starting salary in a reply email rather than a new one.
  • Begin your email with a greeting and end with your signature.
  • Be polite but direct in asking about the starting salary.

Is it OK to ask about pay before applying?

A. You can absolutely ask a recruiter for a job’s pay rage before you apply to it. In asking this question, you’re actually doing recruiters a favor by saving everyone time—yours, theirs and the hiring team’s. But I caution against not applying for a job with a recruiter based on salary alone.

How do you ask for salary in email?

Steps

  1. Research salaries in the field.
  2. Determine your personal salary range.
  3. Determine the starting salary before a second interview.
  4. Ask about starting salary in a reply email rather than a new one.
  5. Begin your email with a greeting and end with your signature.
  6. Be polite but direct in asking about the starting salary.

Is it appropriate to ask how much a job pays?

There is no reason it should be sticky to talk about compensation. The most responsible and talent-aware employers lay out the pay rate for their open positions. Either they mention the pay range in the job ad or they tell you as soon as they contact you about the job, “Here’s what the job pays.”

How do you discuss salary expectations?

To help the conversation go smoothly and make sure you get a fair salary, here are a few additional pointers:

  • Aim high. Once you know the average salary range for a position, consider padding your expectations.
  • Be confident. Some employers are interested in your answer as well as your delivery.
  • Explain your reasoning.