How To Calculate A Salary Requirement

By Heather R. Huhman

Have you ever run across a job posting that asked you to include your "salary requirements" or "salary history"? This can be a difficult subject to approach during your job hunt, particularly if you had a high salary at your last position or have no salary history whatsoever.

For job openings that don't ask for salary requirements, do not offer them. If it's possible, you always want the employer to bring up a salary range before you do. This alleviates the potential of overshooting (or undershooting) the salary they had in mind for the position.