Nearly three out of four members of the Public Relations Society of America are female, yet 80 percent of upper management in PR is male, says Ragan.com, PRDaily’s sister site.
A 2007 PRSA study found that men reported average PR salaries of $93,494, with women reporting $66,467.
PRDaily checked Payscale.com and found similar discrepancies.
So what can be done? Raising awareness is one thing. Remembering to ask for that raise is another. And remembering that PR isn’t the only industry with a wage gap may point to fixing larger societal problems.