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If friends ask your salary do you state your base or total compensation?

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Just pick a number that sounds good

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Close friends and I share actuals (base and bonus). It's helped all of us get ahead in the compensation game.

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When responding, do you answer the question that is being asked or do you answer the question you wanted them to ask?

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If they ask your salary, they are not really your friends. Real friends can just gauge your salary thru your interactions and knowing you well.

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Not really... I like to think I live below my means, and my friends certainly live well below their means. -- though I guess that implies I know their pay, not often the case. Ex. I only know BFF is developer at a startup, not the actual salary/comp

None have ever asked as it's considered rude

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None of my non-work friends are fellow consultants.

I actually trust my immediate leadership on this issue, but I can see work friends having issues with this in the future.

I give them a copy of my paystub so they can see my payroll deductions, taxes, and 401k contributions.

/s....a range is the best answer. Ex. Lower hundreds, or "over 50k" -- things like that. Non answers)

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My close friends and I have no issue telling each other what our base and total comp is. We are all Engineers/Consultants and like to know that we are getting our worth or if we should ask for more.

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Work friends of similar level - we talk. It provides us with leverage when negotiating raises. Non work friends - if asked, usually I’m honest since they are probably asking for a reason (e.g. they are looking for a job). Most of my friends don’t ask though unless they are similar roles/positions.

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I give a range.

I don't disclose my comp, base or total. If asked, I just tell the recruiter what comp figure I'm looking for in my next role.

Well, in that case, my comment/questions apply to OP. Maybe recruiters and friends mean the same to them since they have used it so interchangably 🤷‍♀️

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Only my best friends (2, total) know my actual salary. I would not disclose to the rest.

My husband doesn’t know how much I make, and he doesn’t care. We live a simple life, and we’re thankful we’re financially secure.

Neither. "Enough" is all I say.

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