A new Glassdoor survey in collaboration with The Harris Poll reveals 85% of employed women believe they deserve an increase in compensation. 63% of U.S. employees said they prefer to work at a company that discloses pay information, though only 19% say their employers actually share pay ranges.
The numbers come ahead of Equal Pay Day on March 15, which, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity, represents the number of days a woman in the U.S. would have to work into the year to earn what men made in the prior year.
Glassdoor found that not only do working women still feel underpaid, but some feel comfortable talking about it. Of those surveyed, 45% of employed women said they feel comfortable sharing their pay with a co-worker, though it should be noted only 29% said they’ve actually done so.
There’s been a larger push across industries for pay transparency as the pay gap persists. And while women have begun to share their salaries with each other by word of mouth and through whisper networks, some are encouraging more men to share their salaries with women. Men in tech received job offers about 3% higher on average than women, according to 2020 data tracked by Hired.
The number of companies sharing salary ranges is expected to increase in the coming months as cities like New York City begin to enforce pay transparency laws.Glassdoor’s survey also found that 41% of women who responded said the gender pay gap is a serious problem at their company. Flexibility is also key: Half of employed women negotiated their work schedule after receiving an offer.