I was contacted by an employer who saw my resume from a career fair. The recruiter called me to see if I was still looking for full time employment. After calling back the employer (different recruiter answered), we scheduled an on-site interview (30 minutes + 3 hours of a programming test).
However, when the recruiter mentioned the usual salary for the job (entry-level software developer) of $40,000 - $60,000, he was noticeably surprised that I was OK with it. I had said it was the same salary I was being paid when I was an undergraduate intern (at a different company).
Was the recruiter hoping to turn me off pursuing the job by mentioning the low salary, or do entry level positions usually have higher starting salaries?
Perhaps more information that would be helpful:
- The company has no entry level jobs advertised at all (but the recruiter said they do hire entry level on the phone).