Conducting Salary Negotiations in English: 10 Helpful Phrases

Salary negotiations at work are always a sensitive issue. It becomes more difficult if the conversation is conducted in English as well. Many will ask themselves if their language skills are sufficient to discuss clearly and intelligently.

But here too, with good preparation, there is no need to fear. Language experts from the language learning app “Babbel” have specially compiled common expressions and successfully used them in salary negotiations in English.

Here you can see how well you can react to the objections and difficult questions you may encounter.

Salary negotiation in English: With these formulas you are on the safe side


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“Based on my research…”

“That’s what I’ve achieved and what I’ve delivered to the company over the past few months.”

Employees in a similar situation…”

“Is this number flexible at all?”

“If you can do that, I’m on board.”

“Can I have a few days to think about the offer?”

“I am excited about the opportunity to work together.”

Understand the other side.

“What is your career?”

“Do you feel like you’re not getting paid for your work?”

More useful phrases.

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