I currently applied to a position a last month at a Healthcare Organization and it was for a Application System Programmer Specialist position. I was notified that I did not receive that position a few weeks later.
I currently am still interning at that HealthCare Org. Yesterday they offered me a position for the Application System Programmer Specialist position and offered me less money then I intended. I talked to my current manager a month ago and he told me the salary range for his position which is somewhat similar.
Below are the ranges. For the Programmer position they want me right away, and would want me to start already next week if I could. The Interface position is still getting approved, but I would get offered it within the next 2 months. I would enjoy both positions, but the programmer one is more of my interest, but the salary is not right.
Application System Programmer Specialist position - 49k starting Would need to learn a whole new software, since they are rolling in a new software and they want me to be the SME
Interface Specialist - 57k starting I would know what I am doing, since I have been interning and doing the work.
Is asking for a salary range between 55k and 60k acceptable from this situation?