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Survey reveals salary gap for female procurement professionals

17 April 2013

The pay of females in procurement roles remains significantly lower than that of men, a new study has revealed.

Research published by the Procurement Intelligence Unit (PIU) this month showed that the average salary of a woman in procurement is €83,000 (£71,000), compared with €118,000 for male professionals.

The survey, which involved 1,000 purchasing professionals across a number of different industries, found a large gulf between procurement salaries at all levels of the business hierarchy and also revealed that men consistently earn higher bonuses.

"Even at buyer level - the most junior in this study - male buyers can expect bonuses triple those of their female counterparts," the PIU stated.

The research was published shortly after a blog post by the unit's Sanna Pearson, who argued that procurement is "still very much a man's world".

She noted that at a recent forum hosted by Procurement Leaders in Chicago, males accounted for 77 per cent of attendees.

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Categories: Commercial, Procurement & Supply Chain


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