Thirty-seven percent of people always negotiate salary while 44 percent say they
Just more than 18 percent---nearly one-fifth---of people we surveyed never
negotiate their salaries. Ever. Which is surprising considering studies have
shown an individual who fails to negotiate a first salary stands to miss out on
more than $500,000 by age 60.
Many experts agree most companies expect a job candidate to negotiate, so it
can't hurt to respectfully and wisely try to get a higher number. After all, if
you don't argue your own worth then who will?