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The construction employer seems really bent on getting a construction salary number from me. What should I tell them?

Give them a range, if you can. Make sure you know the value of the job in the region in which you will be working. Make sure you understand cost of living issues, benefit issues, and relocation issues if there are any. Then, provide a range. Start higher in the range of the possible so you have more room to negotiate if you don't get what you want initially.