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April 13, 2015
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Americas: How to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve


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by Sue Pelletier 

Did you know that April 14 is Equal Pay Day—the day that women have to work into the new year to earn what men earned last year? That’s three and a half months, people! While the exact size of the gender salary gap varies depending on a lot of different factors—from 78 cents to 91 cents to the dollar—that there is a gap is pretty undeniable. According to the Professional Convention Management Association’s 2014 salary survey, for meeting planners the gap is just shy of 29 percent, with men earning $102,222 on average to women planner’s $72,880. Just to add insult to injury, women also pay the “women’s tax” on products:

And yet Equal Pay Day will likely pass without a whole lot of hoopla because, well, we women don’t like to make a fuss about such matters, according to a survey done by the professional network firm Levo. 

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