Salary Expectations and Data

All job searchers should prepare for the salary expectations question. Hopefully, you already know that you, the interviewer, shouldn't bring up the topic of money in an interview, but if the employer asks you, "So, what are your salary expectations?" you need to have a response other than, "Ummm...I dunno."

A response along these lines would be more effective: "Based on the research I've done on the industry, my education and skills as well as the cost of living here, I hope to be competitive in the $## to $## range."

So...where do YOU find this type of information?

Career Development Services encourages you to explore this list of resources on our website. You will find Auburn University graduate salary data as well as national data through NACE's salary calculator. A career counselor is always happy to discuss this topic with you as well.

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