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How to Negotiate Your Salary in the Age of Pay Transparency Laws

This can be a complicated dance

Having more information to gauge your worth should, in theory, give you more leverage in salary negotiations. But the reality is complicated. Companies could be less willing to stray from their set ranges, and you might feel hesitant to push for fear of looking unreasonable.

How should you approach salary conversations in this new era of pay transparency laws? What is the best way to advocate for yourself when the pay band is exceptionally large? And is it better to be direct or subtle?

What the Experts Say

Pay transparency laws vary from state to state, but in a nutshell, they require employers to disclose information about pay, such as salary ranges, in job postings or in offers to candidates. The aim is to create more visibility in pay practices and help close gender and racial wage gaps.

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