PRCA publishes internal ethnicity pay gap and gender pay gap data

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has published details of its ethnicity and gender pay gaps.
The data is based on a survey completed by its UK-based, full-time employees. The figures reveal that half (50%) of PRCA employees are from non-white backgrounds.

– 33% White British
– 22% Black African or Caribbean
– 18% White Other
– 17% Mixed or Multiple Ethnicities
– 11% Indian  

*Percentages add up to 101% due to decimal rounding
The PRCA’s median ethnicity pay gap is £8,000 or 21%. The salary quartile data reveals that ethnically diverse employees are more likely to occupy lower paying roles.

*The table below excludes Director-General salary.

Salary quartile        Ethnic representation
Lower 100% Non-White
Lower Middle 50% White / 50% Non-White
Upper Middle 23% Non-White / 77% White
Upper 25% Non-White / 75% White

The PRCA’s gender composition largely mirrors the industry – 67% of employees identify as female and 33% identify as male. The PRCA’s median gender pay gap is £11,000 or 26% – this is 5% higher than the industry average of 21% according to the recently published PR Census. 

Salary quartile         Gender
Lower 75% Female / 25% Male
Lower Middle 83% Female / 17% Male
Upper Middle 67% Female / 33% Male
Upper 40% Female / 60% Male

PRCA Director General, Francis Ingham MPRCA said:
“This is the first time we have calculated our ethnicity pay gap. It 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.”

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