Employers may bring up the topic of pay at some point in the interview process. Sometimes recruiters ask this question during an initial [phone screening or they may hold off on discussing salary until you’ve met face-to-face. You may be asked for your salary expectations directly, on an application form, or in response to a pre-determined salary range offered by the employer.
While a question about your salary expectations is one of the more straightforward things employers ask during a job interview, it can be stressful to talk about money. You can manage this stress by preparing your answers to salary-related questions ahead of time. If you do research on average compensation for both the role and your experience level, you can have productive and informative conversations about pay with your potential employers.