More than half of the jobs listed in the latest job listing for a senior marketing director at a major American media company were filled by women in 2016, a survey by the National Association of Women in Advertising found.
The survey, which looked at salaries and benefits for more than 600 job listings, said that in 2015, women represented 22.4 percent of all U.S. employees and 13.9 percent of the overall workforce.
That number is up from 11.6 percent in 2007 and 9.5 percent in 1999, the survey said.
The majority of women are also earning about $75,000 a year compared to $78,000 for men, it found.
That means women make more than their male counterparts in almost every field except advertising, which is dominated by men.
The gender gap is even wider for leadership positions.
Among full-time positions, women earn 77.2 percent of their male peers in the executive ranks, while women earn 80.6.
The disparity is even more pronounced for positions with less than five years of experience.
The gap is 71.4 for chief information officer, 67.9 for chief financial officer, and 62.4 each for director of business operations and director of strategic planning.
The NAAIA survey did not look at specific occupations, but said women in the media and advertising industries have an average annual salary of $65,000, with women earning nearly twice as much as their male colleagues.
It also found that women hold about 12 percent of executive positions, while men hold 15 percent of top executive positions.
The average salary for a full-timer is $74,000.
For a full time assistant, it’s $54,000 and for a part-time employee it’s more than $68,000; full time employees are paid more than half the salary for full time workers.
The percentage of women in senior management positions has grown by about half in the last 10 years.
The NAAAA said that of the 723 jobs available in 2016 in the advertising, media and technology sectors, 62 percent were held by women.