JOHN MCGEE

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Business & Appointments - - FRONT PAGE -

out in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Mar­ket­ing In­sti­tute, Al­ter­na­tives found that the pay dif­fer­en­tial in­creases as spe­cific roles be­come more se­nior.

For ex­am­ple, a male direc­tor is likely to get €15,000 or 13pc more a year than a fe­male direc­tor. For an av­er­age direc­tor’s salary, based on Al­ter­na­tive’s sur­vey, this would mean that a male direc­tor gets €130,505 while a fe­male direc­tor would get €115,558.

In ad­di­tion, a male mar­ket­ing direc­tor work­ing in a large firm can ex­pect to earn 7pc more than a fe­male mar­ket­ing direc­tor, ac­cord­ing to Al­ter­na­tives. This rises to 11pc for males work­ing as sales and com­mer­cial di­rec­tors. The only area where fe­males are paid more than their male coun­ter­parts is mid-to-ju­nior ac­count man­age­ment and gen­eral mar­ket­ing roles.

The last time I checked, the cal­en­dar said it was 2018 and, as we hur­tle to­wards 2019, it is

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