According to a research note released last week by the National Endowment for the Arts, women artists still earn less than men. Women artists earn roughly 28 percent less than men in non-performing artistic jobs, the report states. Female performing artists, though, approach parity, earning about $.96 for every dollar earned by male performers.
While I did not expect the pay for women artists to match that of men (though I certainly wish it did), I am surprised that women earn more than 25 percent less.
NEA research notes are summaries of "current statistical information," according to the agency's Web site.