How do you answer "What pay range do you expect?"

Associate 2 in Acct - Other

I am very motivated to move out of my current job, but obviously don't want to signal desperation.

Should I try to be more quantitative (for example say in the mid-$100ks) or qualitative (I am looking for strong career progression) when HR or recruiters ask me about pay expectations?

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  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Oct 2, 2019

Proposed response: "What do you think?"

  • Manager in CorpDev
Oct 2, 2019

It can be quite situational depending on what is listed for the role. Most of the roles I looked into, the salary range would be laid out by HR on the introductory call or in the job posting.

Oct 2, 2019

Ask what the budgeted range for the role is.

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