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If you have a job offer on the table, you're likely going to negotiate your salary. Did you know that there things to negotiate other than salary? Read this article for tips on what you should negotiate before you accept a job offer.

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Did you know that you can negotiate for money towards travel costs when you're talking to a hiring agent?

You'd be surprised by some of the things you can discuss.

In this article, we will share what to negotiate besides salary. Transportation, childcare, housing, education, severance, an office, and extra vacation time are all items you can discuss.

Keep reading to find out more!

7 Things to Negotiate Other Than Salary

Let's look at seven things you can negotiate other than just salary.

1. Reimbursement for Transportation

Commuting to work is not cheap. If you have travel by automobile, trains, and planes, the cost adds up.

Sit down and track how much your travel expenses add up to. Then you can ask for a stipend to help with the costs. The company you work for may add this into your contract. Then you can make you sure you are on time.

2. Subsidies with Housing

Now, if you are having to travel every day for work, you may want to ask for a housing subsidy as well.

If you have to pull a late night at the office, then this is something you could suggest to your company. Since you live far away, it would be far more comfortable if there was a company apartment that you could rest in.

The other option to suggest is having your company cover a night at a hotel if you need to stay in it.

3. Severance Guarantee

There are no certainties that the job you are accepting will necessarily exist next year.

Have a conversation with your hiring manager and ask if you can get a package guaranteeing severance detailed into your contract. This is to safeguard against the company going bankrupt or getting laid off due to no fault of yours. This will protect you, and it may give you more security if you have been written into a severance package.

4. Your Own Office

Having your own space is important. You may not have your own office at the beginning, but it is something to discuss at some point.

You can try to avoid the cubicle life by suggesting to your boss that you would like a different spot.

5. Reimbursement of Tuition

People love to be challenged in their positions and grow. By taking new courses and educating yourself, you are able to grow and become more skilled. Some companies will cover Master's degrees, seminars, workshops, and conferences.

It doesn't hurt to ask your boss to help with your education. Many companies are willing to do this since they view it as a direct investment back into the company.

6. Reimbursement for Daycare

Daycare is hugely expensive and so are babysitters. Sometimes they can even devour an entire paycheck.

Find out if the company offers child care options. Perhaps there is onsite childcare or even a certain amount set aside for employees with young children. If this doesn't exist, it is still worth it to inquire about getting a small amount set aside for your child care costs.

7. Extra Vacation Time

Some companies only offer 7-10 full days of paid vacation every year. Check out what the company provides with vacation days and ask them if they would consider doubling it.

Good Luck Negotiating

We hope you found this article informative. Remember these seven items that you can negotiate at your next job interview.

If you need more tips on the hiring process and interviews, check out this article we wrote!