How To Answer “What Is Your Current Salary?” (2021)

Do you have an upcoming job interview? Make sure you know how to answer the “What is your current salary?“, “What was your previous salary?” or “How much does your employer currently pay you?” interview questions!

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Example Answer

Well, I’d rather keep this information private since employee salaries are considered to be confidential at [Company XYZ]. However, if we move forward in the hiring process, I can provide you with a wide salary range, OR, if you feel comfortable sharing the salary for this position at your company, I can confirm or decline if my current salary is within that range. I hope you understand my situation.

Interview Question Tips

  • Don’t exchange confidential information like your current or previous salary. It’s none of their business and only shows your lack of integrity.
  • Do research the salary range by title and location using the internet