Did you ever find out that you made a lot less than your coworkers? That happened to Jennifer Lawrence recently.
Jennifer Lawrence, star of the Hunger Games, has recently come out about being embarrassed to ask for more money, or to ask how much her male co-stars are making.
Last year, Jennifer Lawrence made $52 million. This includes 7% from the movies she made, which is 2% less than what the men who made the movie with her got.
Hey who WOULDN’T like to make $52 million a year?
“As Lawrence notes, women negotiating for higher pay worry about seeming ”difficult” or “spoiled.” Lawrence says her desire to “be liked” prevented her from arguing her profit cut, “until I saw the payroll on the Internet and realized every man I was working with definitely didn’t worry about being “difficult” or “spoiled.”
Yet she says when she expressed an opinion bluntly and directly, as a man might, she was perceived as offensive.
“I’m over trying to find the “adorable” way to state my opinion and still be likeable!” Lawrence writes. “I don’t think I’ve ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard. It’s just heard.”
After learning that his costars were paid a lot less, Bradley Cooper, to combat the wage gap, declared that he would share his salary with his female costars before producing a movie.
In the U.S. on average, white women get paid 78 cents to every dollar a white man makes, while Hispanic women earn 56 cents to a white male’s dollar, Black women 64 cents and Native American women just 59 cents to a dollar.
Do you worry about being likeable during your salary negotiations?
Do you wonder if you’ll ever get a nonprofit job that pays you more than $45,000 a year?
Well, you CAN have a job that pays more.
Even some of the world’s most powerful women can be shy about asking for more in salary negotiations. But this just proves that we can do it, and when we ask others what they’re making, we have a stronger position to bargain from.
Want to learn more about how to negotiate your nonprofit salary?