Job offer - Marketing Program Manager $85k…national avg per Glassdoor and LinkedIn is $95-$102k…recruiter says offer is close to top of range and cant offer more to meet my researched info. Not sure what else to go back with or just accept.

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What’s the average for your area? Sometimes national average can skew higher or lower because of HCOL cities or not enough data etc.
Also, would it be a raise for you if you accepted? Room to grow at the new company? Could still be worth it unless you’d rather continue your search for a better offer.

I m in SoCal. It wud b same salary as last role which had bonus and this one’s doesn’t and the health ins here is expensive vs last job. I’ve also been unemployed for a while so not feeling like i have much choice or options. That said, I am very grateful to have the offer and will accept…just trying to negotiate…have never had luck negotiating in the past.

I’m a Marketing Manager now for a startup in Cali and my base is more than that. I think you could maybe negotiate a bit more?

Yeah- maybe take it but negotiate sign on bonus or equity? You can leverage it for a higher paying job later too


Are there other things that are important to you, like pto or flexible hours you can ask for, if they can budge on base? Agree if seems like there is room to go higher.

Nope they wudnt budge…i accepted and start soon.


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