respectively. (H and I grades are not shown individually for privacy reasons because there is only one person in each of those grades.) Table 12: Average base salary for by grade and gender

General staff letter Average salary Average salary Female salary grade (female) (male) as % of male A \$31,126 \$28,275 109% B \$31,997 \$36,646 87% C \$40,346 \$37,692 107% D \$42,981 \$42,889 100% E \$48,041 \$51,217 92% F \$54,686 \$57,529 95% G \$62,910 \$67,167 94% 53 Total \$46,795 \$51,597

P value by Studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s t-test 0.55 0.36 0.54 0.94 0.005* 0.04* 0.05* 0.0002*

Data that are statistically significant are indicated by *, that is, it is unlikely to have occurred by chance. Specific science technician roles Given the profusion of Massey University job titles the committee then explored the four specific roles that have the largest numbers of occupants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 157 staff. These roles have fairly generic job titles: Research assistant (27 staff), Research Technician (18 staff), Technical Officer (23 staff) and Technician (89 staff). The gender breakdowns and salaries of the four Massey University categories are shown in Table 13. Table 13: Main science technician roles by average base salary by gender

Job title Research assistant Research technician Technical officer Technician All

Number of females 21 13

Number of males 6 5

Female average salary \$41,711 \$46,134

Male average salary \$44,267 \$46,703

Female salary as % of male 94% 99%

10 38 82

13 51 75

\$50,259 \$48,415 \$46,562

\$56,011 \$49,265 \$49,864

90% 98%

In each of the four roles women earn less than men, and female research assistants and technical officers earn on average 6% and 11% less than their male colleagues.

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The total average data includes the salaries for staff at grades H and I.

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