London: The BBC has
nearly twice as many men as women in senior roles and pays them a
10 percent higher salary than their female counterparts, a report
The figures were revealed through a freedom of information request
by media industry trade magazine Broadcast, the Telegraph
The BBC has 82 men in its top senior management grade, compared to
Within the senior grade, men earn an average salary of 165,000
pounds, compared to just over 148,000 pounds for women, a
difference of 17,000 pounds or more than 10 percent.
At the grade below, salaries average at around 99,000 pounds for
But men still outnumber women by two to one - with 223 males
compared to 111 females.
The BBC said there were some employment grades in which women
outnumber and out-earn men.
Women at the organisation earn an average of 37,100 pounds a year
compared to 41,800 pounds for men.
In total, the BBC employs 11,135 full and part-time female staff,
compared to 11,609 men.
A BBC spokeswoman said recruitment took place on merit alone.
"Pay is determined individually based on on a range of factors
including grade, role and responsibilites. It is never dependent
on gender," she said.