why employers won’t name a salary range first by Alison Green on September 30, 2013 So why the hell do so many employers refuse to name a salary range but insist that job candidates do so? Why not just list a salary range up-front in the job ad? Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I explain this great mystery of job-hunting. You can read it here. You may also like:how to answer questions about your salary expectationsthis is how salary negotiation should workcan you negotiate salary even if the job ad listed a set number?