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    I've just got a response from a London-based employer regarding my job application and asked when I would be available for a brief discussion of the role and salary expectations.

    I want to ask what is a realistic salary expectation (especially if it's a job in London)? Right now I want to tell the employer that my expectation is £40,000, but I'm afraid that might be too high for them.

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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    I've just got a response from a London-based employer regarding my job application and asked when I would be available for a brief discussion of the role and salary expectations.

    I want to ask what is a realistic salary expectation (especially if it's a job in London)? Right now I want to tell the employer that my expectation is £40,000, but I'm afraid that might be too high for them.

    Thanks.
    Okay, London might be a factor but so is what field of work it's in, what the role requires, etc. Maybe you can look those things up and see if you find anything similar?
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    In London? Given that the average house price there is fast approaching £1m, I wouldn't accept anything less than £100k per annum.
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    (Original post by ATW1)
    In London? Given that the average house price there is fast approaching £1m, I wouldn't accept anything less than £100k per annum.
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    I've just got a response from a London-based employer regarding my job application and asked when I would be available for a brief discussion of the role and salary expectations.

    I want to ask what is a realistic salary expectation (especially if it's a job in London)? Right now I want to tell the employer that my expectation is £40,000, but I'm afraid that might be too high for them.

    Thanks.
    ?????? I'm hoping you didn't just throw a random number at them..

    What job? Years of experience? Sector?

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    Do all that you can not to be the first to mention a figure. Put the question back to them - the core salary isn't my primary motivator, and anyway, it depends on the whole benefits package. I presume [the company] pays a competitive salary - where do they sit compared to their peer organisations? I presume there is a London weighting - how do they calculate that? What have their increments been like in recent years? What sort of increases do they have between grades? etc etc

    The company should always mention a figure first.
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    Do all that you can not to be the first to mention a figure. Put the question back to them - the core salary isn't my primary motivator, and anyway, it depends on the whole benefits package. I presume [the company] pays a competitive salary - where do they sit compared to their peer organisations? I presume there is a London weighting - how do they calculate that? What have their increments been like in recent years? What sort of increases do they have between grades? etc etc

    The company should always mention a figure first.
    ^^^^. Although I'd stop at one or two questions about salary rather than ask them a lot about it - it could come across that all you care about is remuneration. Focus on the job itself in the discussion. You can always negotiate salary conditions at the point of offer.



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