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Job Interview Answer: How Much Do You Expect to Get Paid

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When you are applying for a job a typical job interview question is "How much do you expect to get paid?" Depending on your answer, you can price yourself out of a job offer or you can get a job offer that is lower than you might have expected.

Be prepared and research salary to find out what similar positions are paying in your area before you go to the interview.

Sample Answers

  • I understand that positions similar to this one pay in the range of $X to $Z in our region. With my experience, I would like to receive something in the range of $Y to $Z.
  • I would like to be compensated fairly for my experience.
  • The research I've done indicates that positions like this one pay $X to $Z and something in that range would be acceptable to me as a starting salary.
  • My salary requirements are flexible, but I do have significant experience in the field that I believe adds value to my candidacy.

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