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I am working in my home town, which is a small city as a developer, and say that my current salary is around $2000. I was applying in the capital for the same position, but this time I am asking for $6000. The reaction I am getting from employers is that it is too much of a jump from my current salary.
What I was trying to say is that my salary is at "Provincial Rate", meaning at least 90% of the jobs in my home town is lower than the rate in the cities/capital in our country.
Compared to working the capital to my hometown, the cost of living is much higher. Also considering my relocation costs. Also I have 5 years of work experience, 2 years in the position I am applying for. If I was a developer in the capital, I wouldn't be receiving $2000, maybe I would've been getting $4000 so an expected salary of $6000 would seem to be right.
When moving from a low cost of living area to a high cost of living area, how can I get hiring managers to take cost of living into account when they ask for my current salary?
How can I get them to accept my asking salary if the employers think that my asking salary is too high considering my current salary? One recruiter even mentioned of a maximum percentage of a salary increase/jump being 150% or something.