What Is Your Desired Salary? Interview Question

What Is Your Desired Salary?

In this guide, we will give you 3 tips for getting the salary you deserve in a job interview along with the 4 things you MUST include in your answer to ‘what is your desired salary?’.

Finally, we will give you a scripted answer that you can use in your job interview to get the salary you deserve!

3 tips for getting the salary you deserve in a job interview.

TIP #1 – RESEARCH THE AVERAGE SALARY RANGE!

  • It is important to know the SALARY RANGE being paid by other companies for your role and industry.
  • You can find out this information on the website PayScale.com.

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TIP #2 – CONSIDER HOW YOU ARE GOING TO ADD VALUE TO THEIR BUSINESS IN THE ROLE!

Examples include;

  • You have experience of helping previous employers increase sales.
  • You have outstanding customer service skills which will help their business retain customers.

TIP #3 – SHOW CONSIDERATION FOR THEIR SITUATION!

  • Remember… they do not know you, and you have a responsibility to prove to them your worth in the role.

4 Things To Include In Your Answer

#1. The average salary range for your job.

#2. Examples of previous strong workplace performance.

#3. How you will ADD VALUE in the role.

#4. Show an appreciation that they don’t you and you need to prove to them your worth!

WHAT IS YOUR DESIRED SALARY? (SCRIPTED ANSWER)

“Before applying for this role, I researched the average salary range for this position and industry. The salary range is between $30,000 and $50,000.

Whilst I believe I am worth the higher range of $50,000 based on my experience and how I can help you increase sales in the role through outstanding customer service, I appreciate you do not know me, and I need to prove to you my worth.

On that basis, my desired salary is $46,000 and I believe you will see a positive return on your investment at that amount.”

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