When you work with someone every day you are bound to talk about a whole host of subjects, but one that seems to be off limits to most people is salary, unless you are a Millennial that is.
A new Bankrate survey finds that only 24% of people have revealed their salary to a co-worker, but it seems younger folks don’t have as many hang ups. In fact, 33% of Millennials have talked to a co-worker about salary, which is much higher than older generations, with only 18% of baby boomers having done the same.
As for whether folks share that info with other people in their life, that really depends. The poll finds 68% of people have shared their salary information with their spouse or live-in partner, while only 31% have shared that info with a significant other they don’t live with. As for friends, it seems Millennials are the most likely to be open about how much they make, with 58% willing to tell a friend, compared to just 47% of Gen Xers and 33% of Baby Boomers.
Interestingly, it seems Millennials are more willing to talk about salary than they are other subjects, Another survey, conducted by beqom, finds that 66% of Millennials are comfortable talking about money, but only 20% feel okay talking about their sex life.