Women working full time in the U.S. are still just paid 79 percent of what men are paid. The good news is that there are proactive measures women can take to increase their current or future salaries, and earn what they’re worth.
Good benefits can add up to be more valuable than salary dollars. If you are new to full-time work, or if you didn’t have benefits in your job in the past, reviewing all of the benefits that an organization may offer and figuring out what you might or might not need can be a balancing act.
To be successful in getting a raise or promotion, you must know when the time is right, and you must ask and negotiate properly. Employers give pay raises for a number of common reasons.