Salary and Negotiation

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Getting the best pay for your skills is an important issue for any job seeker. There are many aspects to proper salary negotiation during the job search process. Some basic tips are:

  • Be realistic in terms of pay, benefits, and perks for the type of job you apply for.
  • Know your market value - see where you fit in the range of experience, skills & value.
  • Determine your lowest acceptable salary range before the negotiation.

Salary Search Websites

The following websites allow you to find the average salary of an occupation:


Student Rates

If you are looking for pay rates for student jobs, consult the following websites:


Salary Reports

The following resources will give you an idea the average salary information in your discipline.


Salary Negotiation

To learn more about salary negotiation, consult the following resources.

Articles of Interest:

Recommended Books (Available at CaPS):

  • WetFeet insider guide: Negotiating your salary and perks
  • Salary tutor: Learn the salary negotiation secrets no one ever taught you
  • How to negotiate your first job: 8 steps that will create value for your and your new employer
  • Get paid what you're worth: The expert negotiator's guide to salary and compensation

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