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CIPR study infographic - Males £8,500 better off in the industry

The annual Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) 'State of the Profession' report has found that there is an apparent average wage gap between male and female colleagues.

The survey of over 2,000 PR professionals. found that there was a difference of £8,483 in wages in favour of men in the industry.

Additionally, gender was found to be the third biggest determining factor on salary, more so than education background, sector of practice, graduate status, and full-time/part-time status.

Over 51 per cent of those surveyed also admitted to being “extremely stressed” or “very stressed” in their roles.

Check out the infographic below for more information.

Sarah Pinch, CIPR president, said: “As an industry we have to become better equipped and more confident in order to embrace the additional opportunities and challenges that are coming our way.

“To be considered at all professional, we must also tackle equal pay head on, which is an embarrassment to an industry dominated by women.”

Pinch concluded: “Fulfilling our own professional ambitions will be no easy task, so we must consider these findings as a call to action.”

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