A new study from Hired, a career marketplace, has found that entry level millennial women are more likely to ask for a higher salary than their male counterparts and female employees from older generations.
The study found that young millennial women ask for 2% higher salaries than men.
Hired found that final salaries for junior women hired through Hired received a salary 7% higher than junior men.
Many women are likely following the “Lean In” approach laid out by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, which tells them to ask for more and even demand it.
Kelli Dragovich, Hired’s senior vice president of People, says that the open dialogue women increasingly have about equal pay could be a possible reason for this increase.
Hired says this isn’t the end of the fight. “It’s just a bandaid if you don’t get under the issue of what’s causing biases” says Dragovich.
The company is calling for everyone to figure out what is causing the pay inequality standard.