Will negotiating pay hurt my chances of getting the job?

The only way that the negotiation process will hurt your chances of getting a job is if you negotiate simply because you think you can get more money from your employer. If you negotiate because you do not feel your skills are being properly compensated, a re negotiations cannot hurt you. Remaining professional, courteous, and only negotiating when there is a need will only prove that you are confident in your abilities as a new employee.