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Through MyPay PSA members can dig down into our pay survey data to find out more about pay for specific jobs and job categories.

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The big picture

Through MyPay PSA members can dig down into our pay survey data to find out more about pay for specific jobs and job categories.

 

The data in behind MyPay can also help us answer some big questions about pay across the public and community sector organisations where PSA members work.

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Take Action and Improve Your Pay

If you are already a member of the PSA that is a great start! Otherwise Join us to use our MyPay Tool. Encouraging others to join will also help – this tool is a great example of what we can do when we act together
Share information from this tool with a colleague and ask them to join www.psa.org.nz/join-the-psa/sign-up
Sign up to become an Equal pay advocate www.psa.org.nz/media/campaigns/equal-pay/
Check out the Human Rights Commission’s Demand Transparency campaign https://www.demandpaytransparency.org.nz/end-pay-secrecy
Take the data into your next pay discussion with your manager Use it to make decisions about which job to move to next.
 

Big Picture Charts

 

 

 

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What do most PSA members working in public and community services earn?

This chart shows what proportion of people are paid what level of salary in $10, 000 bands.

How do I read this chart?

4 out of 5 PSA members earn $75, 000 or less for working full time.  The median full-time salary  was $59, 000 and the average full time salary was $62, 214. 

 This is higher than the median 2019 full time salary ($53,000) in the overall New Zealand workforce. This does not mean that pay rates are higher in the public than in the private sector. The higher median salary for jobs in the PSA’s areas of coverage reflects the greater requirement for higher qualifications than in the overall workforce.   People working in public and community services are also on average older and have more work experience than the overall New Zealand workforce.

 

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What kind of jobs have the lowest and highest pay?

This chart shows the range of what people are paid across the main occupational groups that PSA members work in. Each of these groups is made up of a number of jobs – PSA members can dig into pay for each of these jobs in MyPay.

 

How do I read this chart?

For each occupational group, 25% of people working in jobs in that group are paid below the coloured box and 25% are paid above. 50% of people are paid within the box - the line inside the coloured box is the median of what people are paid – so 50% are paid more than this and 50% are paid less.

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Is there pay discrimination in the public and community sector?

Yes. It’s clear that there are both gender and ethnic pay inequalities across and within the occupations PSA members work in. In MyPay, you can dig into the gender and ethnic pay differences within jobs using the “gender” and “ethnicity” tabs.

The overall data from the survey shows that different genders and ethnicities are concentrated in different jobs and that women and particular ethnicities are more likely to be concentrated in lower paid jobs. This chart shows the overall differences in pay between Pacific, Māori and European people by gender. PSA members can log into MyPay to see pay for individual jobs by gender or a full range of ethnicities.

How do I read this chart?

For each group, 25% of people are paid below the coloured box and 25% are paid above it. 50% are paid within the box and the line in the middle of the box is the median of what people in that group are paid. The “whiskers” are the 25% of outliers at each end and show the total range of what people in that group are paid.”

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Why is pay transparency important?

Having information available about pay helps people make decisions about what jobs to do, what career moves to make.

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