However, getting the first salary right will have an impact on the next years of your career and be the base of possible pay rises as well as the next job.
How was it when you have been hired into your current job? Often candidates are asked their current salary and their expectations – and then a sum is announced. A real negotiation, however, does not take place. And this is where you maybe lose money which could be yours had the discussion gone differently.
This is why it may be legitimate to talk about money yourself in the last interview and to do it in a subtle way like maybe “Thanks a lot for all the meetings. I am happy that you said you could imagine working with me and I feel the same. We did not talk about salary yet and I leave it to you to start this discussion. Just for your information: I am currently at 70k and would like an increase. At your disposal to discuss.”
By the way, if you work with a headhunter, s/he will do the negotiation for you and will potentially tell his/her client “my candidate will not sign for this salary. As I told you, 60k should be the minimum.”
Bear in mind that is only during the interview process that you are really on eye-level with your employer. Always give a salary range. 80% of the candidates give too low expectations and very very few go to the limit. Do not talk about salary before your opposite has made it clear that s/he wants to hire you and you want to work for her/ him. But then don’t be afraid to give a higher expectation yet follow the advice from my mentor who said “Go to the edge of the cliff – but then don’t jump.”