Some EEO groups are heavily concentrated in the lower salary bands. For Pacific peoples, 78% earned salaries less than $40,000 compared with 65% of Maori and 51% of NZ European/Pakeha. 66% of women earned less than $40,000 (compared with 43% of men) and only 3% earned over $80,000 (compared with 8% of men). People with a disability have a relatively similar salary distribution to those without a disability.
The average salary for Maori staff is 12% less than the average salary for non-Maori staff. The average salary for Pacific peoples is 19% less than the average salary for non-Pacific peoples. Figure 7below shows the gap in average salaries for Maori and Pacific peoples by occupation group. Pay gaps for these groups narrow somewhat when the salaries are analysed by occupation group, with the notable exception of Managers for whom the gap widens.