Even in 2021, the Gender pay gaps in major sports still exist. Every league and sports organization has its own structure of paying athletes and performers compensation and benefits. But, it may vary from sport to sport.
Take a look at popular sports from all over the world that shows a common reality of women athletes and women’s team making less money as compared to men’s team and male athlete.
The table consists of the data of top athletes earning the highest salary in their respective field sports as compared to top-earning women athletes in the same sport.
|Basketball (NBA & WNBA)||$7.5 million||$120,648|
|Golf (PGA & LPGA)||$1,235,495||$48,993|
|Football (FIFA worldcup)||$38 million||$4 million|
|Football (Primere league)||$58,880||$22,000|
|Tennis (ATP & WTA)|
Through anaylising from the table, One can clearly understand the gender pay gap equation in major sports.
You can reach indepth analysis of disparity in gender payscale in sports. Where we discuss how much top women athlete make compared to top men’s athlete. Also which sport is paying the highest salary/prize money to women ?