Its Time To Ask For More

Okay Women, its time to ask for a 25% pay raise!

Whenever I work with a client I make the assumption that they are paid less than their male colleagues. Why?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics women earn 81 percent of men’s earnings.

“In 2010, women who worked full time in wage and salary jobs had median usual weekly earnings of $669. This represented 81 percent of men’s median weekly earnings ($824). “( http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120110.htm)

Lets get even. I repeat…..its time to ask for a 25% pay raise so women can earn 100% of what men earn.

Why 25%? For the purpose of easy math we’ll round 81% to 80%

80% + 80%*(x)% = 100%

x=25%

Whew! Algebra again.

So if you’re earning $100,000 ask or negotiate $25,000 more.

How about $50,000? Ask for $12,500.

Calculate how much you would earn with a 25% increase, or any increase by using this  handy payraise calculator. Thanks to the people at DK New Media, LLC.

Chart a course to increase your pay. Stop undermining your contributions at work!

Sabotaging your own paycheck? Time to eradicate this bs (belief system):

  • You believe your employer controls the size of your paycheck.
  • You believe the salary you earn is a reflection of your personal worth rather than a line item in your department’s budget.
  • You believe you are worth just as much (rather than more) than others at work.
  • You learned you are earning less than your male counterparts and have not taken any action.
  • You are reluctant to ask others what they earn at your work.

Minnesota just passed a law making it illegal for employers to retaliate for discussing salaries. Equal pay advocates have begun a #justaskjoe campaign.

  • You are unclear of the dollar value of your contributions at work.

I would love to hear your responses in the comments section below.  I’ll be sure to respond to all of them.

Start your campaign to earn more by asking for more. Not sure how? Set up a time to chat with Patty Tanji. timetrade.com/book/NHSXQ

 

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  1. Jo Ilfeld
    3 years ago

    Great article and calculations Patty. I like how you spelled everything out so clearly!



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