Currently, I work for a client as a Corp-to-Corp (C2C) contractor.
I'm discussing an FTE offer with another company. The company is waiting for me to give them a salary $ number - as part of the negotiation process.
A few, 10+ year consultants whom I know, mentioned that the following formulas are rough estimates of how to convert C2C hourly rate to an FTE salary.
FTE annual salary = (50 * corp_to_corp_hr_rate * 40) * .65
For a C2C contractor making $100 per hour, the FTE annual salary would be:
= (50 * $100 * 40) * .65 = $130,000
So, assuming I make $100, I would ask for $130,000 a year.
However, is it reasonable for me to ask the company what the range of software developers' salaries is? I ask because, not only to maximize my salary, but to be aware of expectations and future growth.
If it is reasonable, what's the recommended way to ask for it?