A million miles better than not addressing the issue. Greater gender equality in the funding of US sports has actually led to a huge decrease in the number of female coaches. This graph shows the distribution of pay by gender for 80 female and 60 male sports marketing managers. Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141, Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing,Company Number: LP003328, Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT. Workers: Know your worth! The simple explanation for these differences is league revenues. Like this? Women in sports earn only 88 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn. But the issue of pay equity exists on both micro and macro levels, and the best evidence of that isn’t in the office at all. Is it sex discrimination, inexorable market forces or some combination of the two? The American Association of University Women recently published a study showing that even when both genders’ levels of education and experience are the same, the gap remains. Stay up to date with our RSS feed. The gender-wage gap persistently seen in study … We’re all too familiar with the fact that there’s an astronomically bigger amount of money in men’s football than women’s and it’s safe to say that Serena Williams’ $495,000 last year doesn’t come close to the $731,000 that Roger Federer’s earned for defending his tennis title too. Public Lecture Sponsored by the Sports, Society, and Technology Program . We included all respondents who were athletic trainers. We examined four additional supporting titles in sports to see how women’s pay compared to men’s: event coordinator, athletic trainer, graphic designer and operations manager.2 This analysis included 1,357 salary profiles collected through the PayScale salary survey from May 2014 to May 2018. What accounts for this? “Bet on women.”, Create a free account to get unlimited access to our articles and to join millions of women growing with the InHerSight community, Looks like you already have an account!Click here to login ›, If you already have an account, click here to log in. 221 Bobby Dodd Way How female athletes have fought (and sometimes won) to be paid the same amount as their male counterparts . Across the board, women tend to earn less than men, though the amount varies substantially across titles. Father down the tier, however, the gap grows by hundreds of millions. He has written about sports economics for a number of popular media outlets, including the New York Times, the Atlantic.com, Time.com, Vice Sports and Forbes.com. How female athletes have fought (and sometimes won) to be paid the same amount as their male counterparts. By Alicia Ramirez. In 2020, they settled on a 53-percent pay raise and maternity leave benefits for players. Today, the #SheIS movement is working to ensure that women can pursue careers as athletes without going broke by creating a network of fans who pledge to attend women’s sporting events (you can pledge your support here). The median line splits the area under the curve in half. Explore our resources about creating successful work and home lives amid the pandemic. The study looked into the prize money awarded at world championships and events of similar standing. Frustrating as the situation may be (because, does anyone else feel like we’ve been having this conversation for far too long?) He has spent the past two decades researching sports and economics, while publishing works on a variety of topics including the evaluation of players and coaches, competitive balance, the drafting of players, labor disputes, the NCAA, and gender issues in sports. Will They Be Able To See Their Grandchildren At Christmas? Do you know what people like you are earning? One example provided in the suit was the pay difference for World Cup appearances. More recently, the World Surf League announced it would begin offering equal prize money to competitors this year. Most People (Still) Have No Idea Whether They’re Paid Fairly. The battle to close the gender pay gap in (and outside of) sport is ongoing. Although it is not easy to compare men’s and women’s leagues, the Women’s National Basketball Association and National Basketball Association are perhaps the easiest example. At InHerSight, we use data to help women find and improve companies where they can achieve their goals. Hello, sexism. “We’re opting out of our CBA because of the world we want to live in. And according to last year's Gender Balance In Global Sport report, 'countries and sports leagues at all levels pay women less than men'. The media lasered in on the equal pay portion of the lawsuit, but ignored other facets. The gender-wage gap persistently seen in study after study is especially pronounced in professional sports. And, after a lobbying effort by Venus Williams, the French Open introduced equal prize money in 2006.