What's Fair and Why?
Though you may be tempted to pick a salary figure that "sounds
good," you'll need more than a gut feeling to back up
your claims. You'll want to know what the averages are for
the position and industry you're entering, as well as what
a cost-of-living adjustment might be.
By researching average salaries for your field, you position
yourself to ask for a salary package that prospective employers
will find reasonable. You'll also be able to justify anything
you ask for above the average by outlining the special skills
you bring to the table. For more information, see our Salary