When it comes to salary, know your worth: Wait to discuss salary after youâ€™ve been made an offer. At that point, donâ€™t walk into the situation thinking you should accept the base rate or what the company is offering you. Youâ€™ve done your research and know your skill set, so now you can gauge whatâ€™s appropriate for you in comparison to your industry. Present a salary range to your employer. They may decline your rebuttal, but chances are they will try to reach a middle ground with you.