I live in the Netherlands and have received an offer to work for a US company. The offer includes a certain yearly salary figure.
The person recruiting me has said this is the "market rate". So, I went to glassdoor.com (and later to indeed.com), but I couldn't figure out what to compare myself against. The title I would give myself yields no results; some related titles give vastly different, counter-intuitive results which themselves are wide ranges of salaries - below or above what I've been offered; and I can certainly not find a way to reflect the fact that my background is very well fitted to what the company needs, and that I have a Ph.D. and have been researching closely-related subjects. Oh, and there's also the fact that salaries differ between areas in the US.
A couple of friends told me they feel what I was offered was too low. But - how can I base such an argument? Or even, how can I be certain about this just for myself?
- I will be immigrating once I have a visa, working remotely initially.
- I realize that other factors are significant in addition to the salary itself (e.g. number of paid vacation days per year, health plan) but let's ignore that point for the purposes of this question.