What is your expected salary?

May 23 15 Comments

How to respond to this during onsite interview ? How do I break it down salary, bonus, stocks,etc.
Data analyst
3 YOE
Location California

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Cisco wRUL67
    What is your current TC breakdown?
    May 23 7
    • OP
      80k flat salary
      No stocks or bonuses
      Small sized company in Colorado
      May 23
    • Google zILa60
      If you are making 80 now, give 4X as your expectation
      May 23
    • OP
      For real?
      May 23
    • Cisco wRUL67
      Likely $92k w/ 5-10% bonus, ~$105k total
      May 23
    • Twitter / Data SlimeSZN
      $95-$120k base depending if you are good and tier of company.
      May 23
    • Microsoft Rhino
      Just tell them the base and that rest can be discussed later
      May 23
    • Google dumbfcuk
      +1 ☝️
      May 23
  • Amazon ohaddo
    Don’t answer it. Most companies won’t ask this and really shouldn’t. If you must answer, be sure you know the market rate. He who answers first, loses.
    May 23 0
  • New qYsd52
    Every company looks at that differently. Some want your total compensation target, others are only asking about base.

    The way that I have been handling it is pushing it back by saying I’m sure the company is capable of giving a fair market value offer when the time comes and leave it at that.

    In the meantime, I will have done my research by the time an offer comes around and will know what the upper third range that I would be comfortable with. If for some reason they came in at a lower number, then it’s easy to get some pushback in that area saying that you don’t think that (fill in the blank) is in line with market value and you would propose (fill in the blank)
    May 23 0
  • Amgen Fin4eng
    You give expected total compensation and make sure they understand that means base bonus and stock only
    May 23 0
  • OP
    My on-site interview is more like a formality. I am expecting an offer from them after that.
    May 23 0
  • OP
    It’s a mid size company. Nothing on Glassdoor for my data analyst position.
    Although data scientists, software engg there get $125k plus stock options
    May 23 0
  • Google zILa60
    You should do some research on the company and position. Get the top end and add some more buffer
    May 23 0
  • Walmart.com taxhole
    Tell them that I can only give standard deviation as expected value will give away the whole (degenerate) distribution
    May 23 0

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