How do you ask for a higher starting salary?
You can and should negotiate for a better starting salary, and here’s how.
- Do your research.
- Ask additional questions.
- Take the time to think through the offer.
- Show off a little.
- Always ask for more.
- Think beyond money.
- Get everything on paper.
How do you ask about salary after a job offer?
Here are eight do’s and don’t’s for how to negotiate salary that can help you tactfully and confidently ask for what you want:
- DO familiarize yourself with industry salary trends.
- DON’T fail to build your case.
- DON’T stretch the truth.
- DO factor in non-salary benefits.
- DON’T wing it.
- DO know when to wrap it up.
How do you politely ask for 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?”
How do you negotiate a higher salary after a job offer?
If you’ve received a higher offer from another employer:
Doe, Thank you so much for the [Position Title] job offer! I am excited for the chance to work with [Company Name] in this capacity. I need to discuss starting pay, however.