Four years since companies in the UK began revealing salary data, the art world’s gender pay gap remains

Four years since companies in the UK began revealing salary data, the art world’s gender pay gap remains

Four years ago, the UK government compelled companies with more than 250 employees to submit salary data, exposing the extent of the gender pay gap.So how have the country’s biggest auction houses fared since then? And has the pandemic eased or exacerbated existing fault lines? On the whole, there has been little progress since 2018 in terms of the figures, which are based on median hourly earnings and include part-time workers.At Bonhams, the figures worsened in 2020/21, when the UK pay gap grew to 52.4%, meaning women earned 48p for every £1 that men earned, while the percentage of women in the highest paid quartile plunged from 25.3% in 2018/19 to zero—there were no female employees at all in the top three of four pay brackets. In 2017/18, Bonhams’ pay gap was 36.7% and in 2018/19 women earned 38.7% less. (No reporting was required in 2019/20 due to the pandemic.)

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