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Women's salaries still lag behind men, finds PF survey

Women's salaries still lag behind men, finds PF survey
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Women's salaries still lag behind men, finds PF survey

Fundraising | 6 Aug 2008

Female directors of fundraising earn about £10,000 less per annum than their male counterparts, a recent survey by PF has found. 

The PF Directors of Fundraising survey found that despite an almost equal number of men and women working in the role, on average women’s salaries fell into the £40,000 to £50,000 bracket, while men were found to earn between £50,000 and £60,000.

One possible reason for the difference is that more women worked at smaller organisations. Almost two-thirds are employed by charities with overall incomes of under £5m per annum in comparison to 54.5 per  cent of men. Meanwhile, 20.5 per cent of male directors of fundraising work at large charities with overall incomes of £20m and above, while only 14 per cent of women hold these positions.

However, 18 per cent of women wanted their next role to be director of fundraising in a bigger organisation while 31 per cent wanted to become  a chief executive. This was in comparison to 13 per cent and 28 per cent of men respectively. 

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