This is going to be a p&r since I need to get to bed, but I will check in in the morning.
I was contacted today about a contract position with a large company. In the email they asked that I forward another resume (they found mine on Monster) as well as my desired rate of pay.
This job is in the field that I have worked in for 9 of the past 11yrs (I have been out of the field for the past 2yrs due to immigration and having a LO). I looked on payscale.com for the salary range for this position so I have an idea, but the salaries on there are a national average and I live in TN and thus a low cost area where salaries are generally lower.
I am going to wait until I talk on the phone with the recruiter to find out if it is a salaried or hourly rate of pay and if there is overtime required and the policy with that. But when it comes to actually asking for the money I am a little lost on what I should put for my salary expectations. I know what I made in Canada for this sort of position, but since I have never worked in that area where I live now I really have no clue what the 'going rate' would be. Also the position is looking for a person with a bachelors degree, which I don't have, so I assume that would lower the amount I would ask for.
On payscale the going rate for this position is between $42 and $84k/year and the position is a level 3 of a possible 5 levels.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.