Hi All, I've been listening to MT for a few months now but this is my first ever post and I hope Mark and the community can provide some guidance. BLUF: I'm going to be interviewing for a position where the base salary (or at least from what I have been able to garner) is anywhere from $60k to $120k above my current base. If they ask my current salary. how do I address such a large delta? Do I even address it? Some additional background: A recent job opportunity was presented to me and I have an interview coming up this week (which, btw, I was able to secure by following up with the employer and keeping a line of communication open...all learned from Mark and the MT community so thank you!!). An old boss put me in touch with them (also due to networking advice from Mark, thank you again) as he has a friend working their and after some initial back and forth on skills and experience an interview was scheduled. I have a strong resume, 17 years of experience, and am a Director at my company, reporting to the VP running our department. The position I am applying for is to head the department at a significantly larger (25X in revenue and employees) company, which is one of the reasons for the salary discrepancy. However, the other reason is that my current employer (for the last decade) is a private firm notorious for paying well below scale on base and bonus compensation as well as annual merit/COL increases. Just an example, when I was made the offer a decade ago, I was literally told by the then-SVP that they scaled it back by $5k because they provided free parking and was closer to my home than my prior job which should offset parking/commuting expenses I had been paying. All of this was fine as the company provided a culture and additional, non monetary perks, that made most people, including me, OK with the lower pay (it isn't all about money). Not to mention it was a good opportunity to grow at that time and I wanted to be closer to home to take care of my parents who had Alzheimer's. But I'm concerned about how this difference will be perceived. When/If asked about my salary during the interview, should I try and explain they pay low? Should I just ignore it? In addition to their perception I am also concerned that it may be used to low ball me, assuming of course I am made an offer. I know that is their prerogative and I just need to accept that but just wonder if, again, an explanation would be prudent so as to potentially avoid such an occurrence. The job would be significantly more responsibility and quite frankly the salary range expressed above is commensurate with the job, to be offered less would be disappointing (I know, that's my problem and their prerogative) and it may not even happen (and I may not even be offered the position). But, thinking positively, that I will impress them enough to get the offer, is there something I should say to try to potentially impact what they offer considering the large delta. SORRY for the long post but thank you in advance for your help!! U.S.H.A.!