What should I say when asked about salary expectations?
Say you’re flexible.
You can try to skirt the question with a broad answer, such as, “My salary expectations are in line with my experience and qualifications.” Or, “If this is the right job for me, I’m sure we can come to an agreement on salary.” This will show that you’re willing to negotiate.
How do you gauge salary expectations?
Provide a salary range
The employer will very likely want a specific number, so another strategy is to give them a number or a range. Assuming your target salary is $47,000, you could say: I’m looking for a position which pays between $45,000 and $52,000 for a 35-hour work week.
How do you politely ask about salary?
Be polite but direct in asking about the starting salary.
Show enthusiasm for the position. If the company has asked whether you’re interested in the job, you should thank them for their message, state that the position does sound interesting, and then write “May I ask what the salary range is?”