Should You Disclose Your Salary History?

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Should you disclose your salary history?

Should You Disclose Your Salary History?

When you are conducting a job search, there are times when it can help to disclose your physician salary and other times when it's better to give a physician salary range. When to do what? It depends on when a prospective employer asks.

When you apply: If a prospective employer asks for a salary history when you are applying for a job, you may be concerned that being specific will take you out of consideration for the position. In this case, you may want to give a physician salary range. To get an idea of the average salary of a physician in your specialty, use one of the many online physician salary comparison tools.

When they make an offer: If a prospective employer asks for a salary when making you an offer, it's best to be honest and disclose your previous salary, if for no other reason than the fact that the interviewer can look it up.

   

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