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4 Salary Negotiation Myths That Hold Women Back (April 7, 2014)

By Sonya Stinson

"The wage gap between men and women has hardly budged in the last decade. In fact, according to research released in April of 2013 by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), it will take another 45 years before U.S. men and women earn the same pay for doing the same jobs.

The median weekly earnings of women working full time in 2012 were $691, compared to $854 for men, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a bigger gap than the previous year, when the median pay was $684 for women vs. $832 for men. In the April 2013 study, The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation, the IWPR reported that female chief executives in 2012 earned just 76 percent of what their male counterparts made, while female general and operational managers earned 68 percent of men’s earnings in those jobs."

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