Startup Life/Hiring & Workforce/Analysis/ Women vs. men: Salary expectations at startups Otta finds that women almost always say they’d take a smaller salary than men. Luckily, employers don’t give them it. By Amy Lewin 8 March 2021 \Startup Life How to grow your employee benefits as you expand globally By Kirstie Pickering 26 January 2023 Startup Life/Hiring & Workforce/Analysis/ Women vs. men: Salary expectations at startups Otta finds that women almost always say they’d take a smaller salary than men. Luckily, employers don’t give them it. By Amy Lewin 8 March 2021 Some good news, and some bad. London-based startup jobs company Otta looked into how salary expectations compare between women and men who sign up to its platform. On average, women say that they would accept a lower salary for a role than men with the same amount of relevant professional experience. For data engineering roles, women with three to four years of experience on average say £42.3k is the lowest salary they’d take. Men with the same experience say it’d be £46.7k. In recruitment roles, women would accept £33.9k, men £36.2k. Otta found just three roles where the reverse was true: frontend engineer; sales and solutions engineer; and mobile engineer. The good news, though, is that Otta finds that when candidates are actually offered jobs by startups, there are no “significant differences” in the salaries offered. Happy International Women’s Day! The data Amy Lewin is Sifted’s deputy editor. She covers VC, foodtech, mobility and startup life, and tweets from @amyrlewin. Related Articles How to build a brilliant team: Hiring advice for startups By Amy Lewin Click here to read more 120+ diversity in tech communities in Europe By Amy Lewin Click here to read more Needed: older female employees By Kristina Nilsson Click here to read more Most Read 1 \Startup Life UK government to reform ‘equity for visas’ residency application system 2 \Fintech Is Revolut really worth $33bn right now? 3 \Startup Life Techstars unexpectedly pulls out of Sweden mid-programme 4 \Deeptech The other funding gap: it’s not just unicorns that are leaving Europe 5 \Deeptech ‘There’s going to be a bloodbath’ — is generative AI a bubble?