Negotiations & Salaries
While negotiating a salary and/or benefits is not always possible, many employers expect you to negotiate. It's important to know the trends in your field so you can present a common salary range and benefits to your employer. It's also important to know where you fit on the range - are you considered "entry level" or do you have slightly more experience than most applicants for this position? Location can also play a big role, as some areas are more expensive than others.
For information and resources, explore the links below:
- NACE Salary Calculator - National Association of Colleges and Employers' up to date information
- Job Star - Links to over 300 free online salary surveys for a wide range of professions and settings. The focus here is on California and national surveys.
- Salary.com-gives you typical salary ranges for occupations, depending on location
- PayScale - view salary data by location, job title, country, experience level
- Oregon Labor Market Information-salary information, demand
- The Riley Guide - salary and compensation guides
- Career OneStop - Use this tool to find salary information for more than 800 different occupations.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Employment Projections
- Career Guide to Industries
- Salaries by Job & Industry
- Salaries by City & Job
Articles about Negotiating Salary:
- Money Talks
- Bringing up the Past: The Do's and Don'ts of Salary History
- How to Avoid Bringing Up Salary Too Soon in a Job Interview
- Salary Negotiation Basics
- How to Disclose Salary Requirements in a Cover Letter - Don't let putting a salary figure in your cover letter give you anxiety. State a fair and accurate number using the following tips.
- Did I Just Low-Ball My Salary for the Rest of My Career?
- 10 Salary Negotiating Mistakes to Avoid
- 5 Tips for Negotiating Compensation - It is easy to go into salary negotiations with a “me vs. them” attitude. However, treating talks as a collaborative process in which both sides are interested in a fair resolution can be more effective than demands and ultimatums.
- 5 Myths About Negotiating Salary