How should requests for salary histories or salary requirements be handled when submitting a resume?
Do not include your salary history or salary requirements in your resume. If requested, you can address them in your cover letter. Employers request salary histories and/or requirements to help them determine if there is a fit monetarily. If you’re fairly certain that your salary history matches well with an organization’s expectations and compensation structure, you can include this in your cover letter (but only if requested). If you’re uncertain if your salary history or requirements are a close match, use language in your cover letter to the effect that, with regard to salary, you are sure the employer has a fair compensation program, and that your primary interest is in this company and opportunity. If you need help estimating what a salary range is for a position, use tools such as Salary.com, Indeed’s tool or Payscale.com.