How Salary Negotiations Happen in Tech [Infographic]

July 13, 2016

10:19 am

When it comes to the workforce, equal payment in the workforce is a reoccurring issue. And even in tech, where wage gap disparities are even greater by gender than the rest of the work industry, it can be challenging to figure out where the value should be on your work.

According to Comparably, salary negotiations do have a role in tech – it just varies depending on department and gender.

After surveying nearly 5,000 employees, it was found that “employees between the ages of 18 and 25 were least likely to negotiate their salary compared to those between the ages of 41 and 45. Out of the key job functions surveyed, men in administrative roles were least likely to negotiate while women working in Product were most likely to do so. Furthermore, employees were more likely to negotiate with higher experience.”

Here’s a breakdown on the information. What do you think?



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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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