Would You Accept a Promotion Without a Raise?

By Cynthia Kong June 6, 2018 at 12:27pm

WOULD YOU ACCEPT A PROMOTION WITHOUT A RAISE?

How commonly companies award promotions without salary increases, according to HR managers:

Very common 2018: 6% 2011: 3%
Somewhat common 2018: 33% 2011: 19%
Not common at all 2018: 40% 2011: 63%
We don’t offer promotions without raises 2018: 20% 2011: 14%
Don’t know/no answer 2018: 0% 2011: 1%

Workers willing to accept a promotion that doesn’t include a raise:

2018 TOTAL GENDER Male GENDER Female AGE 18-34 AGE 35-54 AGE 55+
Yes 64% 72% 55% 72% 61% 53%
No 36% 28% 45% 28% 39% 47%

In 2011, 55% of workers said they’d take a promotion without a raise.

According to HR managers, employees are promoted after 2 years and 5 months in a position, on average.

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of 308 HR managers and 1,007 workers in the United States in 2018; OfficeTeam surveys of 508 HR managers and 433 workers in the United States in 2011.

Some responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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