Your monthly budget is an underlying part of your salary negotiation strategy. Knowing your budget helps you identify your absolute minimum salary requirements.
Get an approximate range from sites like Payscale and Salary.com. Industry and location also affect salary ranges, so make sure you make accurate comparisons in your research.
Compare your range with the salary range you uncovered in your research. Make sure you are not overvaluing yourself or selling yourself short.
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?”
Negotiating your salary after receiving an offer is generally better than during the interview process.