Male marketers earn 21% more than female counterparts

Written by: Jonathan Bacon
Published on: 27 Jan 2016

Male marketers earn article

The gender pay gap persists across all levels of seniority in marketing, according to Marketing Week’s Career and Salary Survey 2015, with men earning 21% more than women on average – equivalent to an extra £7,298 each year.

Looking specifically at marketing director level, men take home £79,683 while women pocket £61,507. Although the gap is smaller for roles lower down the managerial ladder men still earn more, with male brand managers earning £42,738 on average while women take home £39,166.

The lack of equal pay between the sexes could explain why a higher proportion of women (29%) are unhappy in their job compared to men (24%).

Click here to see the full results from the 2016 Career and salary survey.