Men in the retail ecommerce industry are paid 26% more than women on average, a new study shows.
Research from ecommerce and digital recruitment agency Cranberry Panda has revealed that the average salary for men per annum is £60,606.27, while women earn an average of £46,564.29.
The research was conducted with 640 UK adults between the ages of 25 and 65, between 8 January and 20 February. Respondents were males and female employees at every level, across the entire ecommerce and retail industry.
The most significant pay gap discovered at board level, where men earn an average of 36% more than women.
The survey also found that 57% of men earn more than £45,000, compared with 39% of women, and that of those who are paid overtime, 68% are male and 32% female. Staff retention (48%) and recruitment (42%) were identified as the main industry concerns, and London is the UK’s hub for ecommerce jobs – 62.1% of respondents work in the capital. One-third (33%) of all respondents worked in a company with more than 1,000 employees.
Jonathan Hall, founder and CEO of Cranberry Panda, said: “We expected to see some evidence of a pay gap across the ecommerce industry. However, we didn’t expect to find such disparity in salary. The salary gap across different levels of seniority within the ecommerce industry shows just how prominent this issue is.”