I had my first interview with a company who is very much interested in me. I am originally from Boston, MA and I'm currently living in Spain. The company is in Austin, TX. They wanted my salary requirements but I'm really not sure what to give them. Based on the research I've done It seems that 62k would be an accurate figure. As an intern in Boston I made 33/hour or about 67k per year equivalent. I have 2 years of experience (2 internships in Human Factors) and a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering specializing in Human Factors Engineering.
My question to you then is: is 62k for Austin, TX a good figure?
The company in question is a small firm of 9 employees doing nothing but software/hardware UX consulting for major clients like Dell and Lenovo. They are particularly interested in my hardware experience but the interviewer noted that one thing that's a major drawback is my lack of experience. However, even with that it sounded like he was very much interested in me. He wanted a second interview next week with the team and for me to e-mail him my salary requirements.