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Senior Buyer whose specialty is electronic components with 27 years of experience. Recently ended up in the medical world and realizing I under sold myself. Management asked me to do an analysis and come up with a number. My current salary is 82k. In our industry with the same experience etc. jobs are posted for up to 108k. Management mentioned that they want to keep people and they pay their worth. I got this position through a recruiter. Any information good bad or indifferent is appreciated!

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It sounds like you are starting from a good place in that they are willing to listen. Maybe check out the salaries internally (or if not available, on Glassdoor and Levels.fyi) and come up with a measure based on how much someone with your experience should be making, but also highlight your unique value and what you bring to the company and don't sell yourself short.

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I would absolutely use the information you found to negotiate a higher salary. Have a transparent conversation about the salary you agreed on vs. the industry average. It's good to at least try - like you said, management wants to keep people and pay their worth. I feel like they'll hear you out.

Yes agree. Maybe start putting feelers out at other companies though jic

100% negotiate, in fact it's easier to do it when you're in the role versus when you're interviewing (it's more of a gamble on their end otherwise). You can show market rates + talk through your experience and what you've done to present a good case. And if it doesn't go your way...well, it's not the only place to work in the world, right?

Yes, it's a labor market so you are a hot commodity! They should be more willing to keep you around with your 20+ years of professional experience

Sounds like you've already done your research and have some good data to back up your negotiation. I'd go for it. Worse they can say is 'no.'

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