How To Negotiate Salaries: 15 Tips To Get What You’re Worth

Learning how to negotiate salaries serves you well throughout your career. By not negotiating salary at the beginning of your career, you could be missing out on between $1 -$1.5 million in a lifetime

Rather than simply taking the initial offer, you can learn how to negotiate salaries confidently without seeming pushy. The following salary negotiation tips will help.

Know Your Budget

Your monthly budget is an underlying part of your salary negotiation strategy. Knowing your budget helps you identify your absolute minimum salary requirements.

Know Your Worth

Get an approximate range from sites like Payscale and Industry and location also affect salary ranges, so make sure you make accurate comparisons in your research.

Set Your Range

Compare your range with the salary range you uncovered in your research. Make sure you are not overvaluing yourself or selling yourself short.

Avoid Discussing Salary History

If your salary history comes up early in the process, turn the question around: “I’d like to learn more about the role and the company before discussing compensation. What is the salary range for the position?”

Negotiate at the Right Time

Negotiating your salary after receiving an offer is generally better than during the interview process.

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