After applying for a position at a company, I received a few more additional questions by email from the recruiter. The questions all seem like typical "next stage of the process" stuff related to the position, except for the last one which is about salary.
I've re-worded the question, but you'll get the idea:
Imagine you are the hiring manager. What is the salary range you would set for this position?
This strikes me as an inappropriate question at this stage of the process - a way of putting me on the defensive - and yet is phrased in a way that it feels like it must be answered.
How would you answer or push back on answering a question like this?