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Part B – Findings and conclusion The pay gap in starting salaries for senior tutors was also explored further, because of wider issues relating to tutors and senior tutors (see issue 6 Women are over-represented in tutor and senior tutor academic positions), and in order to see if there were similar issues affecting both groups. In the last two years there were a total of 30 senior tutors appointed at the University. There were even numbers of men and women employed to senior tutor positions (15), but men were, on average, paid $3,000 more, a pay difference of 5%. Men were paid on average $72,000 and women $69,000. Analysing starting salary data by campus showed that the gender difference in starting salaries for Senior Tutors was an issue only in Albany, where there was a $10,000 difference. While this disparity involves only a small number of staff (5 men and 3 women) the difference is large enough to warrant further investigation, particularly in light of the fact that it is campus-specific. Table 24: Gender variance in starting salaries of recently-appointed senior tutors by campus

Average Starting Salary – Senior Tutors Amount % M F Varianc Varianc e e $79,900 $69,825 $10,075 13% $68,705 $68,921 –$216 0% $68,715 $69,381 –$666 1% 5%

Location / Job Title Albany Manawatu Wellington Total

Staff Numbers M

F

Total

5 4 6 15

3 5 7 15

8 9 13 30

Average starting salary Male

80000

Female

75000

Salary

70000 65000 60000 55000 50000 Senior Tutor Albany

Senior Tutor Manawatu

Senior Tutor Wellington

Figure 15: Gender variance in starting salaries of recently-appointed senior tutors by campus

The committee was unable to explain the reasons for the gender pay gap in tutor and senior tutor salaries, and, given the size of the pay gap for tutors, recommends that specific guidelines be developed for determining the starting salaries of tutors.

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