salary requirement for administrative work
January 23, 2013 4:35 PM Subscribe
I have been working as a temp in a university staff /admin support position for several months. I make $12 an hour as a temp. They're finally about to hire me, thank goodness, but I have until tomorrow to give them my "salary requirements". What the heck am I supposed to ask for?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
- HR lists my job class as being low-20k salary for total beginner, to mid-30k for midpoint, seasoned performer. I've been temping for several months so I feel that I'm not a total beginner... I have learned and independently done all the major tasks of my job at this point.
- From diplomatically asking my boss, I gather that I will probably get offered in the mid-20k range, and they will probably simply offer me the lower amount if I ask for more than that.
- My boss does not directly determine my hiring rate.. the overarching school of the dept. I work for does.
-I have a Master's degree and on paper am "overeducated" for this job. I have some but not a ton of past administrative experience.
- All of the people I work for in this position really like me, which is why I'm getting hired from temp position (ie, they're not interviewing anyone else)
-This is a large university, and I don't know if that means there's not really any wiggle room here or if I should bother negotiating, do the powers that be in universities simply give out a blanket starting salary?
I am tempted to ask for about $28-30k, but I don't want to look greedy and I especially don't want that to somehow mean they decide not to hire me after all. I need this job and will work for less than that, but I don't want to low-ball myself and am not used to what I'm supposed to ask for. If I ask for 25k, which is what my boss seems to think they'll offer, will they then try to offer less than that? Do I need to "prove" that I think I'm worth the money? I hate this dance.