Mistakenly Offered Higher Salary


Dear Rabbi,

I applied for a job and during the interview process mentioned that my salary expectation is $100k. Today they offered me the job and mentioned that the salary is $110k which they understood was what I had mentioned in the earlier interview. I never corrected them at the time, but am wondering whether ethically I should correct them if they think I am worth offering $110k?

Thank you for your consideration.




  1. It is debatable whether there is an Halachic obligation to inform them but there is no doubt that it is the ethical thing to do. If you do inform them of the mistake I would hope that your honesty will only raise your standing in the company and serve you in good stead for the future.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team