Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
It’s pretty difficult to negotiate salary if you haven’t researched the job responsibilities involved or what people in those jobs should be paid.
First and foremost, check out our free Salary Wizard. Input your job title and location to get started, and find your salary range. You can also narrow that range by filling out your education level, years of experience, and other personal information. This will get you a salary range from which you can begin your negotiations. Check out our affordable Personal Salary Report for better info and advanced tools.
But don’t stop there. Check within your network and poll some people in similar jobs (if they’re willing) to see what they’re making. The more information the better.