More than a quarter of women have never requested a pay rise and women are substantially more likely to find the process of doing so “awkward”, a new study has found.
A poll of 2,000 people found 41 per cent of men have talked about a salary rise with their manager in the last six months, whereas just a third of women have.
The study, carried out by Good Money Week, a campaign which shines a light on ethical finance, found nearly a third of women feel “awkward” about asking for more money but just a fifth of men feel uncomfortable.
It also discovered men are far more likely to feel “excited” and “empowered” about asking their boss to up their salary than women.
Nearly a fifth of men will request a rise twice or more each year and only eight per cent of women will do the same.