Female FTSE 100 directors paid 74% less than men

£698,000 average disparity

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Only 34 out of 238 FTSE 100 executive roles are held by women

Only 34 out of 238 FTSE 100 executive roles are held by women

Female directors of FTSE 100 companies earn 74% less than male directors, a study by Mattison Public Relations has found.

According to its research, female leaders are paid around £246,000 on average whereas men in the same role hit £935,000. The gender pay gap for FTSE 100 board members has actually widened since last year, when women directors were paid 73% less than their male counterparts. This was not just an issue at the board level. Within lower-paid, non-executive roles, female directors are paid markedly less than their male counterparts. Women non-executives were paid £101,000 on average last year, while male non-executives were paid £166,000 on average, yet it is predominantly women filling th...

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