Why share salary ranges with candidates?

Sharing salary ranges for engineering positions is delicate. You don't want candidates to see the top end of the range and think that they left money on the table. This creates awkwardness and unmet expectations. You also don't want current engineers to feel they are being underpaid, making them ask for a raise.

Sharing salary ranges is beneficial because...

You may already be publishing salary ranges to some job sites, so you might as well share the range on your site as well.

You're still hesitant about sharing salary bands...

Here are some options to reduce risk.

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David Trejo

Engineer at Chime & consultant. Past clients include Credit Karma, Aconex, Triplebyte, Neo, the Brown Computer Science Department, Voxer, Cloudera, and the Veteran's Benefits Administration.