Getting the Facts to Negotiate Salary

Janine writes:

My sister is currently doing an internship as an editorial assistant for a magazine. The company is trying to negotiate a salary to keep her there. The problem is she is from Florida and has no clue as to what the going rate is for an editorial assistant. Can you help??

The Career Doctor responds:

Editorial assistants are notoriously low-paying positions so I hope she is not expecting to make lots of money! The Magazine Publishers Association located in New York would be a good source of information.

Don’t forget to send your sister to the Salary Negotiation Resources section of Quintessential Careers for tips on getting the best salary.