Timing is everything: do your research and wait until the proposed salary is introduced into the conversation by the prospective employer at the interview.
Discussing your salary expectations at an interview or when you have received a job offer can be awkward if you’re not prepared. Negotiations can be easier if you’re aware of the average salary range within your industry and for your level of experience.
An interview is not the ideal time to ask about salary as your main focus should be on demonstrating your suitability for the job. In some cases the interviewer will bring up the subject and ask you directly what salary you are expecting. Here are some tips for navigating the situation: