BBC pay packets have been revealed for 2017-2018.
Speaking at a press conference, BBC Director-General Tony Hall said: "It's not a 60/40 gender pay gap, I'm saying that of the figures of men versus women, who are now paid over £150,000 a year, you've got 60% men and 40% women.
"I'm focusing on that because these things take time and to begin to change the dynamics of what people are paid takes time, it's important we focus on where we are now right here which is why 60/40 matters ... but I've made it absolutely clear that's not good enough and I want to get to 50/50, and that will mean changes in the range of what people are paid right across (the organisation)".
Lord Hall continued: "What I'm saying to you is am I satisfied with that, of course I'm not. We are making progress and you must understand that.
"We're trying to get a balanced range of men and women and their pay right cross the organisation, I am concentrating on what is a huge change, which is going from 25% of women to 40% of women being in the top, over £150,000 pay... These things take time."