Female Artists Still Earn Less

Female ArtistAccording 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.

Read the full document (PDF) at the NEA's site.

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