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72% of People have not Asked for a Pay Rise in the Last Three Years


Its survey of 2,000 UK employees also found that 34 per cent of respondents would consider asking their current employer for a higher wage.

The research also found:

  • 72% of female respondents would never consider asking for a pay rise, compared to 58% of male respondents.
  • 44% of female respondents name fear of rejection as the primary reason for not asking for a pay rise, and male respondents cite concern about how their manager will react (26%) as the main reason.
  • 35% of respondents do not ask for a pay rise because they are worried that they will be turned down, 34% decline to do so out of fear of their manager’s reaction, and 29% cite the prospect of having to justify why they deserve an increase as the reason for not asking for a pay rise.