For the first time in its history, the PRCA has released details of its ethnicity and gender pay gaps.
Based on a survey completed by its UK-based and full-time employees, the data reveals that half (50%) of PRCA employees are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, the median ethnicity pay gap is £8,000, and that ethnically diverse employees are more likely to be working in lower paying roles.
For gender composition, the PRCA found that its workforce largely reflects the PR and communications industry at large, with 67% of employees identifying as female and 33% as male. The PRCA’s median gender pay gap is £11,000 (26%), which is 5% higher than the industry average of 21%, according to the PR Census.
Of the results, PRCA director general Francis Ingham said: ‘This is an important exercise and something we wholeheartedly encourage our members to do. From 2021 onwards, we will include data on our ethnicity and gender pay gaps within our annual report so that we can effectively track and measure our progress on these important issues.’
This data from the PRCA follows the publication of its Race and Ethnicity Equity Board (REEB) guide ‘Closing the ethnicity pay gap in the PR and comms industry’ in November.
Full results from the pay gap data can be found here on the PRCA website.
Read more on the aims of the PRCA Race and Ethnicity Equity Board in our interview with its chair Barbara Phillips.