'Circa' salary

(7 Posts)
Lonoxo Wed 19-Oct-16 16:25:21

Any idea what this means? Is the figure quoted the max for that role or is it possible to negotiate more?

Poppytime Wed 19-Oct-16 16:26:20

It means 'around' that figure. I wouldn't interpret it as a max

Lonoxo Thu 27-Oct-16 16:53:21

Thanks poppy. Do you or any HR people know whether the figure used is the middle of the pay bracket for a role?

SarahOoo Thu 27-Oct-16 21:53:54

That varies from employer to employer, there are no rules on it. When I recruit I put the salary as a range with the highest amount being the top figure (e.g. £30-35k). My husband is a recruiter and he says the difference could be up to 10% either way but again, there's no hard and fast rules on it. An employer could say 'circa £45k' and that be their top figure whereas one could say it and happily go from £40k to £50k.

littleladybird14 Thu 27-Oct-16 21:57:53

Think everywhere is different, I'm in HR and where I work it would translate it as up 10% above / below figure quoted.

Lonoxo Mon 31-Oct-16 06:14:09

Thanks sarah and littlelady!

cheminotte Mon 31-Oct-16 06:21:45

My experience is circa is the maximum. They may be able to pay more than that but you'll have to be pretty amazing. I've applied for several jobs over the years, asked for the advertised salary when offered the role, only to be told, oh no that's what you get after your probation / 1 years service / meeting your targets. The starting salary is .... (10-30% lower than advertised).
I got the advertised salary for this role though - told them I wasn't going to take a paycut thanks anyway and was prepared to walk away. Which means I didn't get a pay rise at my anniversary, but that's fine.

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