What factors contribute to determining what constitutes a proper salary?
- Entry level salaries can vary vastly depending on the branch and type of work.
- Larger companies generally pay more than smaller companies.
- The closer the match between your qualification profile and that of the job description, the better your chances are at negotiations. Further qualifications (time abroad, MA, MBA, Doctorate, additional training courses, special IT skills) also can contribute greatly, but they cannot be said necessarily to contribute to a higher salary.
Why is a preferred salary even mentioned in job advertisements?
The employer wants to see with this if you have a realistic understanding of proper salary categories for the appropriate branch. Research in advance on what the average salary is for the position in the field. Please do so before your job interview at the latest in case the salary issue was not previously touched upon in earlier aspects of the application process.
Where can I find more comprehensive information on concrete salary options for my desired position?
A wide array of websites that can help you get a clearer idea of what your potential salary can be, are found here; currently only available in German: Linkliste Gehalt
Be careful with concrete numbers that you might find on the internet. It is more reasonable to search with multiple sources rather than to estimate a salary based on the first number you see online.