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Did I screw myself by being the first person to bring up salary figures with a startup? I tried to hold firm and make sure they said ballpark range first before I said if those align with my expectations, but she gave a vague “it depends on market, but I can give you a broad range from $45k-$90k for the role.” So I responded with $70k-$80k. Should I have asked for the highest range then of $80k-$90k? Worst case scenario, I don’t want it being revoked.

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Yes Should go for the higher++

Tbh if they cant pay you what you are worth do you really want to work for them? Id say just see what plays out.

The reality is that 10k probably isn’t that meaningful to them. I’d just negotiate up to 90. If that’s in their range and your a good fit they’ll pull.

How did this play out? Was this after all interviews and you were negotiating salary? Or was this earlier on during the initial screen, first round, etc?

Thanks for the insight. The company has been around for a couple years, but the head of the group I’d be joining only started a couple months ago and currently has two people working under him as he develops that arm. He hopes to grow that exponentially in the next two years at the entry-level, so I believe there’s upward mobility quick. Equity was very briefly discussed later in the process but I would be under the payroll/benefits/etc. of its subsidiary that they’re buying out completely in the coming months. Does that make a difference?

45k? I'd pass on any job that isn't paying an SA at least $85K

No chance I take it at $45k. That’s less than entry level. Was surprised to get that broad of a range. I gave them what I realistically expected/wanted by saying $70k-$80k (which would still be an increase but I care more about experience at this point), but don’t wanna leave money on the table either if they’d be willing to go as high as $90k.

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