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Pay Equity

Pay Equity = Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value.  

Why is this topic important?
After college graduation, the playing fields for men and women should be even.  However, whenwomenare not paid the same pay for the same work, they start off behind and continue to lose income as well as opportunities for advancementthroughouttheir career.

 

Thinking About Pay

Pay is just one part of your total offer package but makes an impact on your future.  To prepare you for positive conversations about pay CAPD advises MIT students, postdocs, and graduates to review the job offer information  and the Demystifying Salary Negotiation Process tips ,  research  MIT specific Pay data, regional, and industry-specific information,  consult a CAPD advisor or Sloan Career Development Office advisor, and if you are looking for industry-specific information connect with alumni in MIT’s Advisors Hub.   The job offer templates by state give information to understand  rights regarding non-compete agreements, verifying whether your salary matches your co-workers, negotiating for contractual protections.  We provide additional Pay Equity Resources to support you throughout your career.

The Pay Equity FAQs   provide information from national thought leaders on research on the pay equity gap.

We use WomXn at times on this page to encompassing a broader range of gender identities than ‘woman’.

Review Your Minnesota Job Offer

Use this tip sheet when reviewing a job offer with a company based in Minnesota. It can help you understand your rights regarding non-compete agreements, verifying whether your salary matches your co-workers, negotiating for contractual protections, and more!

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Review Your Maine Job Offer

Use this tip sheet when reviewing a job offer with a company based in  Maine. It can help you understand your rights regarding non-compete agreements, verifying whether your salary matches your co-workers, negotiating for contractual protections, and more!

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How to answer ‘What are your salary expectations?’ and other tips for talking pay in interviews

This article written by Jennifer Liu provides tips on how to answer questions around salary expectations during the interview. Learn more by reviewing the full article featured within the Land the Job section of CNBC’s website.

By Tavi Sookhoo
Tavi Sookhoo Assistant Director, Career Prototypes
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White House Focuses on Pay Equity and Transparency

This article shared by the National Law Review provides information about the executive order  that President Biden recently issued to “promote pay equity and transparency” within the federal workforce and among federal contractors. Review the full article provided by …

By Tavi Sookhoo
Tavi Sookhoo Assistant Director, Career Prototypes
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Review your Missouri Job Offer

Use this tip sheet when reviewing a job offer with a company based in Missouri. It can help you understand your rights regarding non-compete agreements, verifying whether your salary matches your co-workers, negotiating for contractual protections, and more!

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