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Would anyone be able to recommend a good site to check salary expectations for specific positions, based on location; aside from Glassdoor?

I am concerned about being low balled or expecting too much when I start applying for my first job in the US since I won't be able to base it on my current position in my home country; would like to set a reasonable expectation based on the market rate. 

Thank you in advance!

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Above two are part of it, here is another one; https:www.payscale.com compare with all of them. Just found another - https://www.salary.com/

Another good source is this one too - https://www.bls.gov/

Sometimes it´s best to check the income range from state/city and see how much they are earning like this one in bls.gov - under Subject, there are several options you can check under such as areas, occupation, and demographics.


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Universities and seniors/recent grads in your field know the reasonable expectations for entry-level and above. Indeed.com and other more-specific websites often list regional pay. It should be rather easy to figure out what you are worth, based on education, experience, and performance (the Big 3 for many hiring managers). Although there is a "market rate," you need to be reasonable when getting offered less than what you think you're worth. Because your education and/or experience may be foreign, hiring managers don't really know what they are getting with you. Do you have any language/cultural/academic barriers? Are you going to work for a year and then leave? They don't know you and may have a hard time getting a feel for who you are and what type of employee you will be. Take anything and prove yourself. That goes a long, long way with many people. Even an internship is a good way to get a foot in the door.

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1 hour ago, IzzyKL said:

Would anyone be able to recommend a good site to check salary expectations for specific positions, based on location; aside from Glassdoor?

I am concerned about being low balled or expecting too much when I start applying for my first job in the US since I won't be able to base it on my current position in my home country; would like to set a reasonable expectation based on the market rate. 

Thank you in advance!

What job is this for and the state?

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