I recently had a second job interview via phone and was asked what my salary range was. I had miscalculated the cap, (horribly I might add) and so asked what I "thought" the cap was. I have since spoken with several other people in similar lines of work who told me that I asked for significantly less than my experience demands and also did the math incorrectly. My question is, how do I fix this? I was told they would get back to me in a week after checking my references. Should I just explain what happened then? I don't want to seem incompetent.
Details: I was told the maximum range was $29 an hour. I don't know what I did, but I calculated that to be $41,000 a year salary. So that's what I asked for. And then I spoke to friends and family who told me I had done the math incorrectly. By 'cap' I mean that was the most I could have asked for according to the job posting. I basically asked for $20,000 less than I should have.