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How did you ask for a raise?

Marketplace Staff Jun 3, 2019
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Asking for a raise can be intimidating, but the payoff is worth it for most workers.

Seventy-nine percent of workers who have asked for a raise have received it, according to the latest results from our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll. But that figure changes when you take the person’s gender into account.

Men and women are equally likely to ask for raises — 37% of men and 36% of women say they’ve done so, according to our poll. But 82% of men received the raise they asked for compared to 74% of women.

We’re doing an unscientific poll, looking at the language men and women use when asking for a raise and if it reveals anything along gender lines.

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