Money Matters

By on August 28, 2019 at 8:50am


Professionals know their worth

75% feel they know their worth
Men 82%
Women 69%
56% have checked their salary against market rates within the last year
Men 66%
Women 45%
49% feel underpaid, 50% believe they are being paid fairly and 1% admitted feeling overpaid
Women 53% feel underpaid
Men 44% feel underpaid

Money talks

53% of workers compare notes with colleagues on compensation
Workers age 18-34 – 57%
Workers age 35-54 – 53%
Workers age 55+ – 45%
Men 56%
Women 50%

Of those who have discussed wages with colleagues*:

86% did nothing with the information
11% used the information as leverage to ask for a raise
4% used it to negotiate a new job offer

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Totals do not equal 100% due to rounding

Source: Robert Half surveys of more than 400 workers employed in office environments across Canada.

© 2019 Robert Half International Inc.

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