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I let them lead and then asked for 5 more. Ended up getting 6. About a 30% bump from my old employer.

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Look at the market average, and make sure you account for 10-15% switching cost. That's typical when you move jobs.

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Glassdoor- try a bunch of things (i.e. search by title, search by specific position, etc.). You can also ask around or talk to a headhunter.

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Lead with a number or let them lead?

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Ask for 5k more than I expect to get. Last time I did that, they gave me 1k more than I asked, which was pretty good.

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@citi1 where do you go to find out what the market average is?

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