I was contacted recently by a recruiter. They were interested by my CV and my previous experience (not a lot, but they mentioned they liked the experience, not that they thought it was little). I finished my studies in that country, although I came back to mine to finish with some issues. Both are in Europe and in mine, jobs in general have lower salaries (being my field quite well paid even in my own country). I also checked this question and this one on this site, to have more of a clue.
After the first interview, I had to do a second one but I was told the person was busy, so we could skip that process, so they asked me for expected salaries. I did a previous research on salary ranges of that position in that country (also in different areas of that country as in the most costly living areas, salaries are higher in that country, probably anywhere).
I told them that from my research, those numbers were it (min and max). Then, from the salary range the offered me, the max was lower than the minimum salary from the min-max salary stated in different websites. "This is the salary range our (position) earn". They told me to do some more research and tell them what I think. I sent them an email regarding other concerns (more about projects and technology used) before making a decision. Still no update.
I indeed did some more research, in websites in the language of that country, searching for salaries in that specific company for that and other positions. Those salaries match the lowest range from the min-max range of the ones I saw of general salaries for X position in that country. So I feel kind of lied, but maybe my perception is wrong.
How should I approach this, if I should approach this at all. The job is not my dream job nor have I pressure or rush to find a job right now.
I was offered a salary lower than the min salary from salary ranges (min and max), on different websites and on specific websites of salaries of that company. Should I approach this? Should I run away?