Hello everybody, I have been offered an interview as a HOD at an International School in Kuala Lumpur and the monthly salary and HOD allowance seem to be low to me. The remuneration is based on 5 years of completed years of experience: Two year contract, renewable by mutual agreement Malaysia Ringgit (RM) 10,282 a month Head of Department allowance: RM500 Housing allowance RM 3,000 a month Employer pension contribution of the equivalent of 12% of your gross annual salary to the Government Employee Provident Fund (EPF). This is a form of compulsory savings that can be withdrawn when the employee ceases their employment in Malaysia. You as the employee would need to commit 11% of your salary each month. In effect you are saving 23% of your annual salary each year. This accumulates between 5-6% interest compounding each year. Group Personal accident Insurance & Group Hospitalisation and Surgical Insurance Education for dependent children enrolled Annual return airfare to the UK Relocation allowance (reimbursement basis) of up to RM3,000 To what extent would it be common for someone to negotiate their salary if they are offered a position at such a school? I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the above if you have any experience of working at an international school in Malaysia. Thak you in advance.