Determining salary and compensation requirements, prior to interview with new employer
November 5, 2008 1:23 PM Subscribe
Interviewing at new employer... how to determine salary and compensation requirements?
posted by valannc to Work & Money (4 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
My husband is about to have his third interview with a large IT corporation. The HR rep has asked for his compensation requirements -- base salary, equity, and bonus. Any tips on how to determine for the correct compensation figures, and how to negotiate? We don't want to lowball the salary request. We are clueless about requesting equity, as that has not been an option with previous employers.
If my husband takes the position, he will be a manager/analyst responsible for hiring and leading a small team. This is a high profile project and a great opportunity. There are other consideration outside of "typical" salaries for the job. He is an experienced SME with an advanced degree and professional certifications. We would need to relocate, which we would be happy to do.
I see several web sites that list compensation history for specific companies: payscale.com
, the US DOL's Occupational Outlook Handbook
Does anyone know which online resources have the best data and give the best advice?
Respondents to an earlier Askmefi post
asserted that salary surveys are not reliable. Any opinions?