So what if you don’t negotiate salary? It’s never that much money, right? For instance, if you get a salary offer of $45,000 per year, and were able to negotiate it up to $47,000 per year, that’s only $2000 per year, less than $40 per week. And $40 a week is nice, but it might pay for a babysitter or a dinner out, but not both. And that logic probably drives the 41 percent of people who don’t negotiate their salaries.
But we work for a long time and this year’s salary is often based on last year’s salary — even when you change jobs. So, that distance can expand over time. Salary.com ran the numbers for the following two scenarios:
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