The gender pay gap, when measured in Freelance Day Rates, is pronounced, according to research from Tide (a small business banking company).
“…men who are freelance charge an average day rate of £149.48, while women charge an average day rate of £120.38 – meaning they earn 19.5% less than men.”
“When comparing the average day rate of freelancers (£129.85) to employed people, who have an average income of £29,484 which equates to a day rate of £113.40, self-employed people earn 12% more, on average.”
The research can be seen here. It doesn’t do any breakdowns that are much use to people in the entertainment sector, but it does have some useful tips on how to bargain for better rates.