Men are more like to ask for – and then get – pay rises than women, study shows

MEN are less hesitant than women to ask their employer for a pay rise – and are more likely to receive a bigger wage increase, a new study suggests.

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 1:00 am
Men are more likely to ask for, and then get, a pay rise than women, a study has shown. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Research by jobs site CV-Library indicated women were more interested in negotiating working hours than pay, and were less concerned about job titles.

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Two out of three men said they were comfortable asking for a pay rise, compared with two in five women, said the report.

Lee Biggins, CV-Library chief executive, said: ‘In this day and age, it's concerning to see that women are still holding back from negotiations in the workplace. Whether it's salary, working hours or their job title, it's important to be direct with your employer about your needs.

The survey of 1,200 workers found that men were more likely to have received a higher pay rise than women.