I was asked this question yesterday by a prospective employer.
I had applied online and left the place for pay blank.
Maybe because I just graduated last year that I do not know what to ask and be confident
that my pay is reasonable.
I usually leave it blank because I do not want to frighten employers away by asking too
I responded to the "what is your expected rate of pay" question by telling them that I did
not know their pay rate.
The HR then replied and gave me what she said was the range for my area - $25 -$36
depending on level of experience.
I know 2 former classmates of mine who work at this facility and were started of at $30/hr
so I replied the HR with $30/hr.
Should I have said $36?
Is anyone like me who leave the salary/pay part blank? or do you fill it out?
How do you come up with a number?