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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,  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. 

Pay Equity FAQs

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Demystifying the Salary Negotiation Process – 5 Key Takeaways from MIT Alumni 

In a panel event held in October 2021, MIT alumni offered advice and insights on the salary negotiation process. Thank you to Danielle Class SB ‘13, Michel Rbeiz SB ‘04 & MNG ‘06, Kristin Smith SB ‘04, and Stephanie Tan …

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The Bias Cut: How a visionary boss helped this CEO succeed

by Meredith Somers

A 2020 women’s leadership study from LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Co. found that American women held less than 40% of corporate management positions, and women continue to fight underrepresentation when it comes to board positions and CEO …

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Reviewing Your Washington D.C. Job Offer

Use this tip sheet when reviewing a job offer with a company based in Washington DC. 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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Reviewing Your Maryland Job Offer

Use this tip sheet when reviewing a job offer with a company based in Maryland. 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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Reviewing Your Oregon Job Offer

Use this tip sheet when reviewing a job offer with a company based in Oregon. 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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