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Since the introduction of pay history bans across the United States, recruiters have been looking for new ways to ask the old question, “What is your current compensation?” Although it is illegal for employers to pay different wages to men and women for the same work, there is still a significant pay gap between genders. The salary history ban is designed to lessen this inequality by making sure a person’s past salary is not used as an indicator for what they should make in their next position. But companies still need to figure out what to pay you. You will often hear a new phrase designed to get to the same information: “What are your salary expectations?”

What are your Salary Expectations?

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