Hey reddit, this is my first post so let me know if I’m doing it right.
I recently got an offer for a fully remote, junior red team position – complete with physical on-prem engagements and everything.
The interview process lasted months, and I really have enjoyed everything I’ve heard about the company – but going into it, after speaking with a couple different team members (including a manager) I was led to believe the salary would be in the 70s to 90s.
Then I meet with HR and they said they are looking to pay $60,000. While it’s more than I’m making now, the national average salary is $70,000 for this position AND I live in the DC area with a very high CoL.
I asked for $70k which in my opinion is more than fair, but they said that was going to be ‘hard to do’. This is my dream job, and I don’t want to come off as greedy but I want a ‘forever’ type of position where I don’t feel compelled to find better opportunities six months in. Additionally, I don’t want to feel ‘unvalued’ as an employee before I even start by being paid below market rate.
Am I being crazy? It does feel like I might be looking a gift horse in the mouth a bit