Great interview, but I may have goofed on the salary
I had a great interview last Friday with 3 people that lasted almost 3 hours. I got a little cocky when it came time to talk about money, so I told the hiring manager an amount that is higher than the going rate for the position by about 25%. Should I mention this in my regular follow up later in the week or let it play out and see what happens?
I'm currently a Manager for a software company that specializes in the management of a hospital's AR. Basically, I'm a PM with a programming background. Since I've become quite knowledgeable in managing the Receivables of a Healthcare provider, I am trying to expand my experience by working at a Hospital in an operations role (non-IT).
This hospital is expanding rapidly and they've let go of almost all previous management and are the beginning of a rebuilding process. The position is a new one that is considered to be high profile.
While this isn't exactly my dream job, I believe it is a logical stepping stone to get there. We really clicked during the interview and he told me that he could see me succeeding in this job.
Although nice, a big raise is not all that important to me and I would take the job at 10-15% less than where I am at today. However, when he asked me about the money, I told him about 15% more than where I'm at.
He hymed and hawed a bit and told me that he'd have to "bring me in at a high level" and that "he'll do his best to make it happen."
I've sent my hand-written thank you note and will follow up by phone on Friday. Should I mention that I sensed his apprehension about the money and offer to change my tune? or should I just let the cards fall where they may?
Thanks in advance.