Tough Interview Question — What salary range are you seeking? presents another tough interview question: "What salary range are you seeking?" Watch this video to learn the best way to answer this question.


Hi, everyone. I'm Brian Krueger with and this is The Job Search Minute. Here is another tough interview question: “what salary range are you seeking?” The best response, if asked early in the interviewing process is to ask a process in return, “What would a person with my background and qualifications typically earn in this position with your company. The best response asked if late in the interviewing process is, “I’m ready to consider your very best offer.” Always allow the employer to make the first move on specific numbers, if possible. If you are pressed for specifics, put the range on a recent salary survey for the position, then ask if it is within the range they anticipate paying. Be ready before your interview with salary information from the salary section at This has been The Job Search Minute, for more career information please visit

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