{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "How do I answer this to recruiters: what’s your salary expectations?", "post_id": "5b0aa85da777b10014d516c7", "reply_count": 7, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting" }

How do I answer this to recruiters: what’s your salary expectations?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I just tell them. I don't want to go through the process and get low balled. If they decide I'm too expensive up front that's fine. The flip side is that I could come in low but that's unlikely to be the case as I usually do a bit of salary research up front. I know there is the whole notion of getting the job and negotiating salary after but that's too much time invested on my end which I have little of. I'd rather just align right off the bat on a go no go criteria than waste everyone's time.

like

You can be as vague as “I expect to be fairly compensated given my experience and current labor demands” dodging around giving a hard number

like

Tell them you don’t want to talk salary until you are confident that you are a good fit for role and that they are serious about making an offer

like

I'm kinda with D1 on this. I do t want to waste my time if they can't even meet my expectations. Alternatively you can post in it like: I'm currently at $X and am on a good trajectory with my firm. I would consider offers that are competitive with the market and my experience

^perfectly reasonable as well

tell them a range, maybe it no less than 20% of what you earn today provided benefits are comparable. if not, up it by around 30%

I just give them a range and tell them it will depend on what I learn about the job during the interviews. Always worked for me.

Related Posts

Is there a resource for understanding compensation at FAANG for positions that strategy consultants tend to exit into?

like

Received an offer from Accenture for Manager Level 7 with base salary of 160k. Is the salary at par with the latest market trends?

like

Tip: find an activity you enjoy that is at least moderately challenging—bonus if it’s outside, involves exercise, and/or is social For me, skiing this winter has been huge for my mental state

like

I have an upcoming 30 minute general interview with McK soon for a specialist consultant position. Any advice or tips regarding this interview? It appears to be the precursor to the case interviews. Also what does the career ladder and comp look like for the specialist consultant positions? McKinsey & Company

like

What would be a good salary for a project manager (3+y exp) in agency environment in NYC?

like

Trying to figure out if I am a bit underpaid? 8 years total experience, 4 in industry, 3 in Big4, 1 at startup (current). Technical program mgmt/product management. Getting $130k, no bonus, in LA.

like

What is the relationship between amount of work sold and bonus, and at what level does that start to matter?

Hi everyone , I have an hr discussion with Siemens on Monday. With current CTC 9.1 LPA, can I ask for 20 lpa fixed component(I'll be joining within 30 days) will there be any joining bonus. If yes, will hr inform me or should I ask about it explicitly. Ps: I have offer letter in hand with 15.5 fixed + variable as per company performance from EY. 6 more interviews are in HR discussion or offer release stage. Any thoughts welcome

like

If I’m going from mid level to senior at 100k currently, what should I be expecting in terms of a salary raise to that level? In NYC

like

Interviewing with SAP for its IMPACT MBA program (1 yr rotation). Anyone know about the compensation?

like

Hi fellow EA fish 🐟🐠🐡 I’m hoping to make comp comparisons between MBB and the Big 4 since Glassdoor and other websites aren’t that accurate. Please feel free to DM!

like

If the next administration makes it easier for high skilled immigrants to work in the US, do you expect SWE and tech comp packages to drop a ton due to increased supply of labor?

funny
like

Wells Fargo senior software salary range for 11 YOE ERP ?

like

Got offered my dream job - but want the comp to be higher. How do I go about negotiating without being too aggressive? They offered 100k and the initial range they gave was 95-110

like

Considering a move to ZS as a tenured direct admit partner. What is the average salary for a Y2/3 Principal at ZSA? FWIW, coming from MBB

like

I accepted an offer from another firm and gave notice to my direct partner on Friday. He asked me to wait a few days as a courtesy before giving notice to the firm’s managing partner. The partner I work for knows several of the attorneys at the firm where I got the offer. He is now coming back to me and saying my current firm will match the salary, offer better hours, better title, etc. Needless to say, I’m torn. How bad is it to walk back on an accepted offer? We are in a smaller legal market.

like

Stay or go? 3rd year associate 65k salary or go to unrelated industry fp&a focused more towards analytics for 85k

like

Any tips or advice on negotiating salary when receiving a job offer? How can I ask for more without the risk of losing the offer?

like

A question for Big 4 peeps - if you know the salary range in the group you wanna go for is 150k to 170k, how much should you say when the HR asks you how much you want? Is 180k too much to start with? (Didn’t want to start with 170k since they will only come back with lower I assume)

like

Additional Posts

Which OneWorld partner has the best 1st class? Have some miles to burn

Year 3 at all RIA firm specializing in middle class union members. Almost at tipping point and wife is getting frustrated. She doesn't understand how this field hits a point where growth is

like

Are public sector projects highly competitive to get onto at the different MBB firms? Saw a story today saying that the social sector is <5% of revenue, with some consultants saying...

like

Anyone doing/know a practice at their firm that does a lot of healthcare finance?

like

Booked a Delta one ticket. Have all these goodies not sure what I can keep and what stays back. Can someone give me a crash course in staying classy in first class ?

like

What do you want to know? I'm interviewing a fellow ADHDer about overcoming struggles in the workplace. We're talking about how to be successful with ADHD at work. What should we discuss?

like

United walked back the lottery bonus concept. Can’t believe they thought folks would be excited about a lottery system for bonuses haha

like

Has anyone successfully negotiated for a salary increase in their existing role without exiting? I like where i’m at, unfortunately the easiest route to get higher compensation is to look externally. Any success stories and how much?

like

I have 7.5 year of experience in Microstrategy BI tool. I have got offer from Accenture for 15.96LPA and 27% variable pay. I got another offer from infocepts for 16LPA fixed with 5% variable. Could anyone please help me guide which is better to join. As in Accenture I am told that I will have to work in 2-11 shift where I will be getting 10k extra. Infocepts I am not aware of the project they will put me in..

like

What are your thoughts on a control analyst position? Are the hours terrible like audit (10 to 11 hour days)?

like

Any inputs and personal experience comparing the data science practices of Deloitte, Accenture, KPMG and MBB(quantum black, Gamma in particular)?

like

I just got laid off from a strategy consulting boutique in the UK that primarily works with PE funds doing CDD/VDD. It goes without saying that the market is terrible. I suspect no strategy firms are hiring and it will need to be an in-house move or if I could stretch it PE/VC. What are people’s thoughts and does anyone have any advice?

like

When do utilization rates reset at PwC?

like

Has anyone bought a vacation rental in Orlando? Any tips? Looking at reunion, windsors, champions gate. It’s all a little overwhelming. I’d plan to rent it out part of the time on vrbo and stay there maybe a month a year.

like
like

it’s four years into work from home.. …. your boss still doesn’t wear headphones or mute themselves on calls … . … you’re trying to present your work….. another day, another battle with what you said two seconds ago

likefunny

For those in big 4, how much time between accepting an offer and start date have you been able to ask for? Is a month feasible/how should one phrase it? Two weeks just doesn’t feel like enough with this heavy burnout/having to wrap up deals at old firm

like

PLEASE ADVISE IF I SHOULD ACCEPT THE BELOW OFFER: COMPANY : KYNDRYL (IBM) ROLE: PROJECT MANAGER YOE: 14 YRS OFFER: 18 LACS + SHIFT ALLOWANCE DRAWBACK: NIGHT SHIFT AND NO TRANSPORTATION

like

Whats the promotion levels in GDS - US Taxation?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal