Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017
I would have to agree with the other responses to this question. You should always do your homework prior to responding so you are setting reasonable expectations for yourself and for the company. Glassdoor is a useful resource while doing your research. Also, if you are a recent grad then I would recommend utilizing your college's career services or school website. Colleges and universities typically provide an average starting salary for recent grads by major or job function. Keep in mind, compensation is going to vary based on industry, field and location. Be mindful that you do not set the bar too high when sharing your expectations as this may disqualify you for the position. In addition, I would recommend taking the time to understand the overall compensation and benefits package the company is offering (401k, paid time off, holidays, insurance, etc.). Don't sell yourself short but be honest with the hiring manager when you share your expectations and if you're unsure, you could also tell them you are open to negotiation.