Many job postings close with a statement indicating salary is negotiable, but according to a survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, only 39% of workers tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last job offer.
However, the percentage increases for men and younger workers. Forty-six percent of men negotiated salary compared to 34% of women.
Workers ages 18 to 34 (45%) are more likely to negotiate salary than those ages 35 to 54 (40%) and 55 or older (30%).
A previous study by Robert Half revealed worker confidence levels in talking money with their employers. Fifty-four percent of workers surveyed felt comfortable negotiating pay in a new job, compared to 49% who felt confident asking for a raise in their current role.
More than 2,700 workers were surveyed for the study. There are also findings for 27 U.S. cities.