The data reveals a UK PR professional is paid £48,247pa, nearly twice the average salary for the UK workforce as a whole. In 2010, the average salary for those in 'all service industries' was £25,855.
According to the PR Census figures, the average salary for a man was £62,932, whereas the average salary for a woman was £39,987.
The trend is reflected UK-wide – ONS data shows that in 2010, men in 'all service industries' took home on average £33,539, while women earned £19,673.
For PR, the pay discrepancy could not be explained with the argument that men occupy more senior roles in the industry. The Census figures show that men out-earn their female counterparts at all levels, from account executive/press officer through to director or head of comms.
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