Most (58%) employees say they are apprehensive about requesting a pay raise, according to a survey of 1,000 workers in the United States conducted by B2B Reviews.

Employees say they are hesitant to ask for a raise for a number of reasons, including because they are unsure how to approach the request (32% cite as a worry) and because they fear rejection (28%).

An infographic (below) summarizes key findings from the survey.

It looks at the share of US workers who want a raise, the size of the raise they want, and why they fear asking.

Check out the infographic:

Addressing the payment elephant or asking for a raise infographic 

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Ayaz Nanji is a writer, editor, and a content strategist. He is a co-founder of ICW Media and a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, and the New York Times.

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