The Right Reasons to Negotiate Salary
Salary negotiations involve discussing a job offer with a prospective employer to negotiate a salary and benefits package that’s in line with the market (and hopefully, that meets or exceeds your needs). The most productive salary negotiations occur between people who realize that they have a common goal: to get the employee paid appropriately for their skills and experience.
When should you engage in negotiation?
When you know that your skills, experience, and education are worth more than the offered amount.
When you know that the pay range for the position is less than the industry average.
When you know that the cost of living is higher in the area where the job is and the salary offer does not reflect that.
When you have been made multiple offers with similar similar salaries and benefits packages.