As a software developer, I get a lot of e-mails from recruiters. Last time I changed a comma on my LinkedIn page I got about a dozen inmails moments later. I answer something polite about not being in the market for new work, but can't help but feel like I could be missing out. When I do ask them about salary, they stay quiet or give me the generic "we need to asses your skill level, blah blah blah." In other words, the company they're hiring for isn't going to spend a penny more on their new recruit than what they need. (You do see management positions with salary though... double standards if I've ever seen any. Sorry, rant over.)
My question is: is there a way to ask, politely and convincingly "hey, show me dollars or I walk"?