27 Some EEO groups are heavily concentrated in the lower salary bands14. For Pacific Peoples, 81% earned salaries less than $40,000 compared with 68% of Maori and 56% of NZ European/Pakeha. Seventy percent of women earned less than $40,000 and only 2% earned over $80,000 compared with 7% of men. People with a disability have a relatively similar salary distribution to those without a disability. A detailed breakdown of salary bands is shown in Appendix 3.
28 Figure 4 shows the gap in average salaries for Maori and Pacific Peoples by occupation group. The average salary for staff who are Maori is 89% of the overall average salary for all staff. For Pacific Peoples, this figure is 82%. These gaps narrow somewhat when the figures are analysed by occupation with the notable exception of Managers, where the gap widens.
Figure 4: Average Salary for Maori and Pacific Peoples by Occupation Group
Note: too few Pacific staff were employed in the Trades and Production Workers group to show reliable figures.
14See appendix 3 for a detailed table of salary distribution by EEO group.