Part B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Findings and conclusion

While numerically men and women are almost equally represented in grades E and F, 70% of men are in these two higher paying grades compared with 59% of women. One third of men are in the F grade compared with 16% of women. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representation between grades F and I is 19% compared with 37% for men. Table 11: Number of science technician staff by grade and gender

General staff Number of letter grade female technicians A 2 B 4 C 3 D 32 E 46 F 17 G 3 H 0 I 0 Total 107

% of female Number of technicians male technicians

% of male technicians

2% 4% 3% 30% 43% 16% 3% 100%

2% 2% 3% 17% 38% 33% 2% 1% 1% 100%

2 2 3 15 33 29 2 1 1 88

The distribution of men and women within each grade is shown diagrammatically in Figure 8. Science Technicians Distribution within gender

60 Of 107 females, % in this grade

50 40

Of 88 males, % in this grade

30 20 10 0 A

B

C

D

G

H

I

Figure 8: Distribution of science technicians within each gender among job grades

Average wage rates within grades52 Even when women in the science technician group reach the higher paying grades they are, on average, likely to be paid less than men on the same grade. Table 12 shows the average wage for females versus males in each grade. This shows that there is a gender pay gap in relation to science technicians within grades E, F, and G of 7%, 5% and 7% 52

Salary scales in respect to each of the grades are attached at Appendix 7.

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