I never ask, but I would tell someone if they asked. I could care less who knows what I make. The one downside though to the majority of people keeping quiet on their salary is that it can be tough to find out what a base salary is when trying to break into an industry. Boss - "So son, what type of pay were you expecting here?" Applicant - "Well, I talked to about 1000 people in this field but no one would say what they make. So, uhhhh........ $100,00 per year sounds....... good." Boss - "Hmmm, yes....... well call you....."