Sociological Images pointed out a vintage PSA starring Batgirl, Batman and Robin for the Equal Pay Act of 1963. In the spot, Batgirl confronts Batman and complains, “I’ve worked for you a long time, and I’m paid less than Robin. … Same job, same employer means equal pay for men and women.”
Not sure Batgirl’s argument really holds up, as she actually experienced benefits not extended to Robin. The professional Batperks included:
Batgirl enjoyed Batflex hours—her work schedule did not come close to matching Robin’s routine. Longer hours meant Robin faced grave dangers more often than the female caped crusader too.
Batgirl had exclusive housing accommodations—featuring high-tech gadgetry nearly on par with the Batcave. One might claim that Robin received free room and board at Wayne Mansion, but that was the result of being a foster child/adopted child versus an employee.
Batgirl cruised with a company-provided ride—the Batgirl Batcycle. Robin played the passenger on most Batvehicles, and was even forced to occupy the humiliating sidecar on the Batcycle.
Batgirl took advantage of the Batfranchise—right down to displaying the corporate identity and logo. She was an official Batrepresentative, which provided greater recognition and credibility. The lesser half of the Dynamic Duo was named after a cheery bird.
Batgirl had access to extra Batoffice supplies—like a fully-equipped utility belt. Robin’s belt appeared to be ornamental at best.
Sorry, but Batgirl did not deserve compensation similar to Robin’s salary. Although she could have legitimately griped over being referred to as Batgirl instead of Batwoman.