I’m a junior developer.
After I asked to be promoted to intermediate earlier this year, my manager has now informed me verbally that I’ll be promoted within the next two months. At this point, salary has not yet been mentioned by either parties.
Should I get in there first with a higher than market value salary with the expectation of being low-balled but to a salary I’ll happily take or do I wait patiently for the offer and only then negotiate appropriately if necessary? My gut says the latter but this is my first promotion and I wish not to make any naive mistakes.
This is a very helpful related question/answer but it doesn’t answer my question exactly: Can you negotiate salary on a promotion?