C&M Reveals Travel Industry's Gender Split
Gender pay gap narrows but men continue to earn considerably more
By: C&M Travel Recruitment
Exclusive stats from C&M Travel Recruitment
· New female travel executives outnumber men
· Huge 163% increase in number of women in higher salaried executive positions compared to 2018
· Gender pay gap narrows but men continue to earn considerably more
· Women accounted for 69% of all new travel employees last year
Despite taking the vast majority of new roles within the travel industry, women are still routinely being paid less than their male counterparts, according to new research from C&M Travel Recruitment.
Females were awarded 69 per cent of all new travel jobs in 2019 and took 53 per cent of all executive positions (those paying £40,000 and above), which is up considerably from 38 per cent in 2018. In fact, women were awarded the majority of roles across all levels of the industry, including 71 per cent of all junior roles (those paying below £22,000), 73 per cent of all mid-level positions (those paying between £22,000 and £29,999) and 70 per cent of all senior travel jobs (those paying between £30,000 and £39,999).
The travel industry's gender pay gap has narrowed, but the average male worker still earned 14.2 per cent more than their female counterparts for the typical new travel job in 2019, compared to 18.4 per cent in 2018 and a gap of 12.8 per cent in 2017.
While men significantly out earned women overall last year, the gap was almost entirely a result of the large difference in pay received by the higher earners in travel.
For entry-level roles, men earned 1.0 per cent more than the average woman with £19,152 or a difference of £183, however the situation was reversed for mid-level positions with women out earning men by 0.5 per cent with an average wage of £25,392 – or a gap of £136.
The pay gap for senior travel roles was a slightly larger 1.4 per cent, with the average man taking home £32,463, which was £437 more than a female equivalent.
However, there remains a significant difference in pay for those in higher-paid executive roles with the salary gap standing at 11.94 per cent meaning the average man earns £55,278 which is £6,228 more than a woman in a comparable role. In fact, the pay gap for executive positions has increased from 10.6 per cent (or £5,742) in 2018.
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