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I’m being severely underpaid currently. How much does current salary affect what you can negotiate with a new company? Do you have to disclose current salary? I should be making at least 20-25k more to be in the right pay band but that is a huge jump from where I am today since I am underpaid currently.

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Usually when you are in the running for a new job, all that matters is what value you bring to the new team. They usually won't ask for your current salary. Even if they do, you can always lie

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Your current salary is irrelevant when negotiating with a new company. Give them your target and they can either match you or negotiate down, but that will be based on your skills/what you can offer, NOT what you made previously. Shoot high.

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If you’re in a state where employers asking for your current comp is illegal, you’re all good. Negotiate for what you’re worth, not dependent on your current comp. if you’re not in one of those states, just refuse to disclose current comp

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I had a friend who went from making about 67k to 100k and he only had like 4 years of experience. Weirdly enough, they ended up at Deloitte with that 100k

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They were in industry.

I went from 95k to 160k at KPMG as an experienced hire...didn’t seem to matter then; they just had a pay band in mind.

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You can not be asked what your current salary is in California. Try to get competing offers. I was at 52k at Accenture, Deloitte initially offered 70 (which was what I asked for) but got a competing offer for 90 which Deloitte met.

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Level, location, yrs of exp, and current base?

Home grown is always paid less than experienced hires. You can ask for an adjustment eventually but I wouldn’t try this year / this climate...

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