How to respond when HR wants to know your expectations?

New s4n
Nov 14, 2019 6 Comments

The company I applied to is going to make me an offer and the HR sent me this message: We would like to know about your annual salary expectations.

This company is based on USA, but the position is for Europe, and I am aware that salaries vary a lot, so I wonder how to actually respond. For instance, using stack overflow salary calculator an average for European SWE 2yoe is 60k, but in the USA is 150k.


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TOP 6 Comments
  • Akamai Technologies lifeuno
    Ask for their range .
    Nov 14, 2019 1
    • New s4n
      But let's say that they say 50-60k, it is obvious that I would ask for the max range value. I don't see the logic asking a range.
      Nov 14, 2019
  • Aetna cbUJ66
    The reason to ask for a range is to not put a low number from your end. When they give you a range, you can decide whether to take the offer or pass on it.
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • New oeeL53
    Market rate
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • BBDO hPes60
    Answer honestly, they will tell you if the job you are interviewing for has a max salary they can offer.
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • Amazon jQpf16
    Sounds about right for Europe
    Nov 14, 2019 0


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