“What’s your salary range?” There are few more unpleasant questions from recruiters than the awkward “Do you like what I do with my hair?” and “Which parent do you like best?” ?” and “What’s your deal?” Then again, some men have an easier time dealing with these than others, and when it comes to salary expectations, men are often willing to ask for more.

These underlying attitudes come to the fore when it comes to “keep pay,” or the average amount someone would pay to leave their current job.Women are making strides in fighting for more because Fed investigation Consumer expectations from the survey show that their demands have increased by 11% in the past year, more than double the increase of men. However, the turn of events was less shocking, with men on average thinking they deserved more than women.

recent poll The wage floor hit an all-time high of nearly $79,000 this summer, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It’s growing steadily every year, and employees are projected to earn $72,900 in 2022, up from $69,000 the year before. While everyone wants more, men want the most. Their average reserved wage was nearly $25,000 higher than that of women, $91,048 for men and $66,068 for women.

This is a deeper understanding of the data.

Still at 82 cents to the dollar

Taking advantage of relatively strong hiring and low unemployment, workers won’t settle for a job without pay. Today, many people, especially young people, are struggling to afford housing and live comfortably in an era of high student debt and inflation, and thus demand higher wages. The difference between what men and women think they need to get through during difficult times may be partly due to the fact that both have historically been compensated.

Women’s expectations may be lowered because they are given less.even just last year, for every dollar a person earns, they earn 82 cents.This is mostly the difference from a decade ago in 2002, although the cost of living has increased since then as Pew Research Center pointed out. The wage gap for black women, Latinx women and Native American women has become more pronounced. data From “Lean In”. Gen Z is also affected, with young women surveyed to earn an average of $6,000 less than men report from handshake. Even if they earn as much, working mothers face additional issues that affect their wages, such as mothering penalties and taking time off to shoulder the burden of childcare (which results in them saving less for retirement than their male counterparts).

Working women not only have to contend with an increasingly expensive economy and a relatively stagnant gender wage gap, but also childcare costs. After being largely excluded during the pandemic and bearing the brunt of such care, many have returned, but they are still grappling with the problem of spending a large portion of their wages on child care. This all means that they save on average less for retirement than men because they are forced to take a break from the workforce, pay more for childcare, or simply get paid less for being mothers.

As Megan Leonhardt once pointed out in her book, Stagnation in the Wage Gap, the sources of the stagnation in the wage gap are less clear. wealthand even researchers U.S. Census Bureau and Women’s Bureau of Labor Department The inability to explain 70% of this phenomenon largely points to systemic discrimination as a major factor.The misconception that women don’t ask for raises has recently debunkedalthough many are still looking for more money and not getting it.

Either way, it seems like for every dollar men earn, women still earn less. For every job a woman wants, a man wants a higher salary. That doesn’t mean women don’t crave more.


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