Female journalists' salary as a percentage of males salary in Sweden 2014-2018

In 2018, female journalists in Sweden earned 99 percent of their male colleagues’ salary. By contrast, the share was 94 percent as of 2014. That year, men in this profession earned on average 37 thousand Swedish kronor on a monthly basis, while women’s average wage amounted to only 35 thousand kronor. In 2018, the salary of male journalists was back at the same amount, whereas women’s salary had increased to about 36,700 Swedish kronor.

How many women are working as journalists in Sweden?

However, the number of women employed as journalists and related professionals in Sweden was higher than the amount of men working in this field. As of 2018, the country recorded 5,800 female and 5,400 male journalists.

Which media are dominated by women?

Swedish female reporters especially dominate the audiovisual media market. In 2018, for example, 54 percent of television news reporters were women. By contrast, the share of women working for daily newspapers was only 40 percent. Regarding regional daily newspapers, the share of female reporters was even lower that year, amounting to 38 percent.

Female journalists' salary as a percentage of male journalists' salary in Sweden from 2014 to 2018

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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Special properties

unweighted; incl. journalists and related professionals

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