How to negotiate salary when you're already overpaid/above market?
Say in a given position, given market, given size, given location, experience all things equal, the avg salary is 100-150k. This is data from not only internet (glassdoor etc) but also from recruiters and consultants. I am currently making say 170k. Overpaid, above market, fact. At my current company, how do I negotiate a raise? Obviously I want more money. However, I'm already at the top and any person I talk to (execs) are already saying I'm overpaid If I'm leaving my current company for another company, how do I negotiate a higher salary? Again, I tell the new company what I'm currently making, they say it's way above market and at best, they can match, but can't beat I'm strictly asking regarding salary, not so much other misc parts that can possibly make a comp package - benefits, stocks, options, etc etc