Do I have to give my interviewer my salary history?

An employer should not be asking for your salary history. However, the employment system is not perfect. If a manager or potential employer requests this information, you can politely inform them that you are not comfortable providing them with that information. The misconception among both employers and employees is that this information will help a company compensate you appropriately. However, there are number of factors that should be considered instead. Your employment should be based on your skill set and experience. Many times, a salary history an negatively skew an employer's offer.