Updated March 29 at 5:29pm

A salary situation

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

A salary situation


Do more men or more women work in your office?

• More women – 54.5%

• More men – 27.3%

• An equal amount of both (or pretty close) – 18.2%

Aside from experience and job skill, which factor most influences salary offers?

• Personality traits – 58.1%

• Negotiating skill – 35.5%

• Attractiveness – 6.5%

On average, do men or do women employed at your company earn more?

• About the same – 87.9%

• Men usually earn more – 6.1%

• Women usually earn more – 6.1%

Would you disclose salary data to agencies looking to identify discrimination patterns based on gender?

• No – 45.5%

• Yes – 36.4%

• Unsure – 18.2%


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