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  • 05.02.16

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 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.LD