American cultural norms sometimes get in the way. In a February 2010 survey of 1,356 employed adults by Harris Interactive, only 33 percent said they were comfortable sharing details of their compensation … with their best friend. Even fewer — 15 percent — felt comfortable discussing wages with other employees at their level.
Since only 7% of the U.S. workforce is unionized -- that means the rest of us better be prepared when we start talking about salary. Get the facts at salary.com and glassdoor.com