Normally, this is a question that is discussed well before the interview, but in some cases it is discussed during or even after a job opportunity has been accepted. Compensation is something that is important to both the interviewer and the interviewee, or employee and the employer. It is important to be rational, meaning that 100,000 salary isn’t a justified compensation for a admin clerk job or sectary. In most cases the compensation is based on the work and experience as a whole. Compensation is not mutually exclusive to experience or education alone.
If asked, it is important to have a range you will provide. If on a interview for a human resources director position, depending on the job duties, education and experience level a reasonable base pay of compensation could range is between 55,000 – 65,000. Keep in mind, the cost of leaving for the area you are working. Most locality rates range between 5% – 23% in addition to the base pay. With this in mind, a human resources director could make 45,000 – 85,000 depending on the location of the position.