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Most people don’t bother to negotiate their pay

As many as three in five people surveyed by Glassdoor just accepted a salary offer at a new or current job without asking for more.  That number goes up when factoring in gender: 68% of women didn’t negotiate their salary offer as opposed to 52% of men. That may be due to bias from hiring … Continue reading “Most people don’t bother to negotiate their pay”

As many as three in five people surveyed by Glassdoor just accepted a salary offer at a new or current job without asking for more.  That number goes up when factoring in gender: 68% of women didn’t negotiate their salary offer as opposed to 52% of men.

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That may be due to bias from hiring managers. The Glassdoor survey found that among those who negotiated, only 10% got more money, but they were mostly men (15% vs. just 4% of women). 

By not speaking up to ask for a better deal, women—especially in their first jobs—can lose up to $500K over the course of their careers.

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Lydia Dishman is a reporter writing about the intersection of tech, leadership, and innovation. She is a regular contributor to Fast Company and has written for CBS Moneywatch, Fortune, The Guardian, Popular Science, and the New York Times, among others.

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