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What is a Counter Offer?

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Definition: A counter offer is an offer made in response to a salary offer from an employer. A counter offer is made when the compensation package offered isn't considered acceptable by the applicant who has received a job offer.

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Alternate Spellings: counteroffer, counter proposal

Examples: Anthony made a counter offer for a $40,000 salary after being offered $35,000 by the company who offered him a job.

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