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Discussion on: How do you answer questions about your salary expectation/requirements in a job application or interview?

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Dustin King Author

How about "Before I answer that, can you tell me the salary range for the position?"

I haven't tried that, but it seems fair that if they are asking for numbers from you, they should be willing to give them out in return.

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Erik W

I usually outright say it. I may high ball just a little but then add the caveat-
"but I am willing to discuss a lower salary depending on the benefits"
It's worked well for me so far.