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I work as a developer. Given my experience in web development (1.5 years) I have a fine salary. Hardly with my experience I can find better salary in my country.
Recently some more experienced developers decided to leave the company, and it might be there is an offer of roughly 2.5 times more salary (not sure if for everyone, but let's assume). Indeed there can be one or two experienced developers for which 2.5 times higher salary is justified - but not for everyone.
I feel given my experience that is too much salary for me. If I tell management that I don't have requirement on such a high salary can it be seen negatively? I could be fine with a salary 0.5 times more than current, but not 2.5 times more. I can assume when I receive such higher salary they can also require more from me which is again a reason for me not to agree to such a high salary.
I am curious if I tell them that my requirements could be fine for 0.5 times more salary, but not 2.5, can it be seen negatively from management?
PS: It is a government agency, and higher management might not be very well versed in IT. That's why I think they might not be able to guess that they should still differentiate even the raised salaries based on who has how much experience.