The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
How much does this job pay? What was your average paycheck with a previous job?
No matter how you slice it, talking to a boss or prospective employer about money can be uncomfortable. As a job seeker in the current economy, it is more important than ever to know what you can expect to earn - before you interview.
Utilize resources like Salary.com to verify the average annual salary for your target position. This website allows you to customize the search, based on geographic area.