Younger Workers and Men More Likely to Negotiate Salary

Only 39% of all workers surveyed tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last job offer.

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.
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