Salary negotiations can be a challenge for anyone, especially young attorneys. Many young attorneys aren’t sure if it is appropriate to negotiate, or how to even get started in the negotiations process.
It seems that women are less likely to negotiate their salaries then men are. Many people theorize that one of the big reasons for the salary gap between men and women is that women don’t try to negotiate their salaries. Even Sheryl Sandberg, in her book Lean In, discusses her own stress about negotiating her salary when she joined Facebook. Watch her talk about salary negotiations here.
Have you negotiated your salary and/or benefits? If so, what tips do you have?