I've been at my current job for about 4 years and am extremely underpaid. I've stuck around for hopes of advancement, but unfortunately there haven't been any open positions to ever advance to.
I'm currently making about $20-$30k less than current industry standard for where I live. I've been in touch with a recruiter (they work for the new employer), and they pushed for current salary info, which I ended up giving them.
Now I'm worried I've made a huge mistake by telling them. I have an interview coming up this week, but so far it seems like they are very interested in me.
Will it be appropriate to ask for the range I want/deserve even though it's a 45ish percent increase than I'm making now? Will they think it's ridiculous and not offer the job, or will they just offer what they want?
I recently was offered a similar position with a different company in the salary range I'm wanting, but declined it due to the whole package of the job. Is that worth bringing up when we talk expected salary? Thank you!