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...
Because of the emphasis on closing the gender wage gap and fair pay between the sexes, this year we threw our respondents a curveball.
We asked them whether they thought they stood a better chance of negotiating a successful salary increase with a male or a female boss. Twenty-four percent of workers said they’d rather ask a man for more money, while only 8% chose a woman. Most people, 67%, said it doesn’t matter one way or the other.
But interestingly enough, even women would rather ask a male boss for a raise. Among women, 28% said they’d rather ask a male boss for a raise, 11% chose a female boss, and 59% said they had no preference. Only 20% of men said they’d ask a male boss, 5% of men picked a female boss, and 74% of men said it didn’t matter.