The gender pay gap may be narrowing, but women still earn 83 cents for every dollar a man earns for the same job, according to a new report. Those numbers vary depending on the industry, though, and research from career site Glassdoor breaks it down.
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You'll have a better shot at a raise if your boss is excited about your future together. To make that happen, you want to show him or her that you're growing and your skill set is expanding, and this is why it helps to keep what The Muse calls a "learning log".
Ideally, we'd all earn what we deserve and our employers would give us raises according to our skill level, experience, and professional value -- we'd never even have to ask. Of course, reality doesn't usually work out that way. As author Chester Karrass has said: "You don't get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate."