Pay Equity Test Preparation Sheet

Using the formulas in the spaces beneath each question below, you should be able to calculate the answers in columns #1, #2 and #3 in the table. When you are able to do so easily, you will be ready for the test on this unit. Remember to bring a calculator with you if at all possible. If you are unable to do so, practice doing the problems by hand. There will be questions other than those below on the test, but if you understand the formulas on this sheet, you should have no difficulty answering them.

 Overall Average Earnings Average Male Earnings Average Female Earnings Total Employed Women Employed #1 #2 #3 Bill collector \$23,452 \$25,428 \$22,308 157,000 101,000 \$87.73 64% 56,000 Butcher 20,800 22,256 16,744 237,000 64,000 75.23 27% 173,000 Cashier 14,560 15,392 14,300 1,289,000 989,000 93.91 77% 300,000 Mail carrier 36,244 37,128 33,592 301,000 82,000 90.48 27% 219,000

Source: Median Weekly Earnings of full-time wage and salary workers in 1999
U.S. Department of Labor EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS January 2000

Each average in the above table is the median weekly earnings multiplied by 52.

1. For every \$100 a man earned in your assigned occupation, how much did a woman earn? Round your answer to the nearest penny.

Average Female Earnings / Average Male Earnings x 100 =

1. What is the percentage of women employed in your assigned occupation? Round your answer to the nearest whole percent.

Women Employed / Total Employed x 100 =

1. How many men are employed in your assigned occupation?

Total Employed – Women Employed =