Friday, November 15, 2013

The Pharma Glass Ceiling: Women Executives Tend to Be in Lower Paying Positions

Gold Group, a UK technical and professional recruitment consultancy, in conjunction with published its first annual "Pharmaceutical Salary and Market Conditions Survey Report."

The survey was carried out with the intention of "digging deep into the Pharmaceutical industry to understand the trends affecting it, levels of remuneration across a variety of seniorities and sectors, employment conditions and how [UK] Pharmaceutical professionals on the front line really feel." Over 1000 professionals were surveyed between May and July 2013.

One interesting chart is the distribution of pay of female versus male executives (click on it for an enlarged view):

Although the average pay gap between female and male executives is only a couple of thousand pounds, more women are in lower paying positions than men and vice versa for the higher paying positions. I assume the same is true in the US.

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