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One of the most feared aspects of job searching is discussing salary requirements. You don’t want to undervalue your experience, but you also don’t want to ask for too much and scare a potential employer away. Determining the right number and being prepared to negotiate is necessary to make sure you’re happy with your offer.

If you’re prepared and realistic, yet the potential employer continues to undervalue your experience or they’re not welcoming to negotiation, this may also be a signal that perhaps they’re not the best employer for you. Keep in mind though, there’s more to compensation than salary. Benefits like health insurance, profit sharing, overtime pay, and employer-sponsored retirement plans should also be weighed alongside salary when considering job offers.

We’ve collected some tools and resources to help guide this part of your job search, from salary calculators to helpful articles about salary negotiation.

Salary Calculators:

PayScale’s Calculator (Controls Engineer Example)’s Calculator (Electrical Controls Engineer Example)
Indeed’s Calculator (Controls Engineer Example)

Salary Survey Results:

Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey Results (2023)
Control’s Salary Survey Results (2022)
ISA & Salary Survey Results (2023)

Helpful Articles:

5 Smart Approaches to Take When You’re Asked to Name Your Salary (Besides Just Writing All the Zeros)
How To Negotiate Salary After a Job Offer (With 13 Tips)
How to Negotiate Salary: 7 Tips
Tips on Negotiating Salary from an HR Insider