I'm in my 2nd year of grad school and I've begun to build my portfolio and contacts to get ready for the upcoming job hunt. However, I am absolutely confused as to what a typical salary scale is for a planner in California. Specifically, the private sector. I work for a municipal government so I understand that the what's listed in a public posting is typically what it is. However, I am not sure what to even ask for if I were given a chance to work at the private side of planning. I know the economy is in the dumps and landing an interview is difficult as it is. Nevertheless I wouldn't want to run into a situation where I am completely lowballed or ask for a salary way above my experience.
Any thoughts? Suggestions?
-further info- I have 2 years experience as a grant adminstrator and over a year with full time summers as a paid intern for a city.