Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
Where there’s a will there’s a way, and the people we surveyed want to will their way to becoming better negotiators.
A whopping 86% of total respondents said they have a desire to learn how to negotiate more effectively. That journey starts with preparation, yet more than one-quarter – 26% of all those surveyed – said they haven’t researched what the industry norm is regarding salary for the jobs they currently hold.
The best advice we have is to check out our Salary Wizard which will give you a salary range for your specific job, which can serve as the foundation for your successful negotiation. Otherwise you’ll be part of the saddest statistic that came from our survey, which is the 67% of people who regret not having negotiated salary during their career.