Women get fairer salaries in smaller marketing & creative firms

December 24, 2013 6:58 AM

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While women earned 10 per cent less than men in the sectors polled, those who stayed in their jobs for nine to 10 years were more likely to achieve equal salaries compared to their male counterparts, according to the survey from font, a recruitment agency. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 — Larger marketing and creative corporations in Malaysia pay men an average of 27 per cent more than women, while smaller firms in the same fields offer equal pay, a survey has found.

While women earned 10 per cent less than men in the sectors polled, those who stayed in their jobs for nine to 10 years were more likely to achieve equal salaries compared to their male counterparts, according to the survey from font, a recruitment agency.

Karin Clarke, Asia Regional Director of font, said: “Salaries are lower in small companies than large companies, but the culture tends to place more values on equality and camaraderie.”

font surveyed 4,350 participants, of whom 988 were Malaysians, comparing salaries based on company size, years of experience, gender and qualifications, across the advertising, marketing, creative and multimedia sectors.

Across all four sectors, women with more than nine years’ experience earned an average salary that was nine per cent more than their male counterparts.

However, males with 16 to 20 years’ experience earned more than women, the survey showed.

Source: themalaymailonline.com

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