I am a contractor working for a client through a consulting agency. I receive no benefits whatsoever. I have been offered to work full time by the client, who I have been working for for over 2 years. I am making $56 an hour or approximately $116k a year.
Currently I do not need health insurance because I get it through my wife’s employer. I am also used to the money, although going on vacation hurts and I hear ching-ching sounds every hour when I take them. Or call out sick.
They have not asked for salary requirements yet or offered a salary. I don’t know how much more my consulting company charges them but I suspect it’s considerably more than I make. I’m also pretty confident my client knows how much I make.
The client will likely offer PTO, health benefits, and a little life insurance. Probably not much more.
My question is, how much should I ask for in salary? 3 weeks of PTO would be worth about $6700. Medical probably costs them a bit but is not really much of an an incentive to me. I would like to make what I make now but that is probably not what they would offer. If they don’t offer first and ask what my requirements are what should I say?