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Table of Contents
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Appendixes
1. Background............................................................................................1
A.1 Methodology ..................................................................................... 72
Executive summary ........................................................................................... 3
A.2 Definitions......................................................................................... 73
2. Key remuneration components
A.3 APS agencies..................................................................................... 75
2.1 Base Salary........................................................................................... 6
2.2 Total Remuneration Package ............................................................. 10
2.3 Total Reward ...................................................................................... 16
Detailed findings
3. Features of key remuneration components
3.1 Comparison of key remuneration components by classification ........ 21
3.2 Motor vehicle allowances .................................................................. 23
3.3 Performance bonus ............................................................................. 25
3.4 Superannuation .................................................................................. 27
4. Payments in addition to key remuneration components
4.1 Acting classification ........................................................................... 32
4.2 Geographic/locality allowance ........................................................... 35
4.3 Disability allowance ........................................................................... 37
4.4 Additional duties/responsibilities allowance ...................................... 39
5. Additional information
5.1 Employment instrument ..................................................................... 41
5.2 Remuneration data by sex .................................................................. 45
5.3 Employment category ........................................................................ 49
6. Historical data ............................................................................................... 52
7. Remuneration findings by classification ............................................... 59
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List of Tables and Figures
1. Background
Table 1.1:
Figure 1.1:
Figure 1.2:
Figure 1.3:
2. Key remuneration components
Figure 2.1:
Figure 2.2:
Figure 2.3:
Table 2.1:
Figure 2.4:
Figure 2.5:
Figure 2.6:
Table 2.2:
Table 2.3:
Figure 2.7:
Figure 2.8:
Figure 2.9:
Table 2.4:
3.
Median Base Salary by classification .................................... 6
Base Salary range by classification: Graduate to EL 1.......... 7
Base Salary range by classification: EL and SES .................. 8
Base Salary by classification ................................................. 9
Median Total Remuneration Package by classification ....... 10
Total Remuneration Package range by classification:
Graduate to EL 1 ................................................................. 11
Total Remuneration Package range by classification:
EL and SES ......................................................................... 12
Total Remuneration Package by classification .................... 13
Remuneration movements (per cent change) of median
TRP from 2012 to 2013 by agency...................................... 15
Median Total Reward by classification ............................... 16
Total Reward range by classification: Graduate to EL 1 ..... 17
Total Reward range by classification: EL and SES ............. 18
Total Reward by classification ............................................ 19
Features of key remuneration components
Table 3.1:
Table 3.2:
Table 3.3:
Table 3.4:
Figure 3.1:
Table 3.5:
Median key remuneration components summary .................. 4
Percentage change in median Base Salary by
classification .......................................................................... 5
Percentage change in median Total Remuneration
Package by classification....................................................... 5
Percentage change in median Total Reward by
classification .......................................................................... 5
Median Base Salary, TRP and TR by classification ............ 22
Motor vehicle cost or cash in lieu by classification ............. 24
SES performance bonuses (median and average)
2013 and 2013 ..................................................................... 25
Performance bonus by classification ................................... 26
Employer superannuation as a proportion of Base
Salary median by classification ........................................... 27
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Table 3.6:
Table 3.7:
Table 3.8:
4.
Payments in addition to key remuneration components
Table 4.1:
Table 4.2:
Table 4.3:
Table 4.4:
Table 4.5:
5.
Number of employees by superannuation fund and
classification ........................................................................ 28
Number of employees by superannuation fund and
age group ............................................................................. 29
Employer superannuation contribution as a proportion
of Base Salary by classification........................................... 30
Employer superannuation contribution by classification .... 31
Acting classification salary by acting classification ............ 33
Acting classification by base classification—number of
employees ............................................................................ 34
Geographic/locality allowance by classification ................. 36
Disability allowance by classification ................................. 38
Additional duties/responsibilities allowance by
classification ........................................................................ 40
Additional information
Table 5.1:
Table 5.2:
Table 5.3:
Table 5.4:
Table 5.5:
Table 5.6:
Table 5.7:
Table 5.8:
Proportion of employees by employment instrument
and classification ................................................................. 42
Base Salary by primary employment instrument:
Graduate to APS 5 ............................................................... 43
Base Salary by primary employment instrument:
APS 6 to SES 3 ................................................................... 44
Median Base Salary and comparison by sex ....................... 45
Base Salary by sex .............................................................. 46
TRP by sex .......................................................................... 47
TR by sex ............................................................................ 48
Base Salary by employment category and
classification ........................................................................ 50
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6.
Historical data
Figure 6.1:
Figure 6.2:
Table 6.1:
Table 6.2:
Table 6.3:
Figure 6.3:
Figure 6.4:
7.
Median Base Salary by classification:
Graduate to EL 1, 2004–13 ................................................. 53
Median Base Salary by classification:
EL and SES, 2004–13 ......................................................... 54
Median Base Salary by classification: 2003–13 .................. 55
Percentage change in median Base Salary by
classification group: 2004–13 ............................................. 56
Percentage change in median TR by classification
group: 2004–13 ................................................................... 56
Percentage change in median Base Salary by
classification group: 2004–13 ............................................. 57
Percentage change in median TR by classification
group: 2004–13 ................................................................... 58
Remuneration findings by classification
Table 7.1:
Table 7.2:
Table 7.3:
Table 7.4:
Table 7.5:
Table 7.6:
Table 7.7:
Table 7.8:
Table 7.9:
Table 7.10:
Table 7.11:
Table 7.12:
Remuneration findings for Graduate ................................... 59
Remuneration findings for APS 1 ....................................... 60
Remuneration findings for APS 2 ....................................... 61
Remuneration findings for APS 3 ....................................... 62
Remuneration findings for APS 4 ....................................... 63
Remuneration findings for APS 5 ....................................... 64
Remuneration findings for APS 6 ....................................... 65
Remuneration findings for EL 1 .......................................... 66
Remuneration findings for EL 2 .......................................... 67
Remuneration findings for SES 1 ........................................ 68
Remuneration findings for SES 2 ........................................ 69
Remuneration findings for SES 3 ........................................ 70
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2013 APS Remuneration Report
1.
Background
The APS Remuneration Report (the Report) is an annual snapshot of
remuneration, including Base Salary and other remuneration related
benefits and payments, across the whole Australian Public Service (APS)
as at 31 December each year. This 2013 report is based on a snapshot of
data collected as at 31 December 2013.
The Report provides transparency about remuneration in the context of
spending public money and includes:

information on remuneration by classification level;

comparisons with the 2012 APS Remuneration Report;

detail on the key components of remuneration packages; and

a total APS remuneration picture.
The 2013 report is the third edition produced by the APSC. Between 2001
and 2010, the annual APS Remuneration Survey was undertaken by an
external consultant on a sample basis. From 2010 it was mandated that all
APS agencies participate.
The 2013 report is not intended to inform enterprise bargaining. The
Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy sets
the basis for consideration of remuneration increases, which are
productivity and affordability.
2013 APS context
There has been a continuing reduction in APS employee engagements over
the last two years. The APS Statistical Bulletin snAPShot series reports
6,715 ongoing engagements in the 2013 calendar year. This is down from
9,065 in 2012 and 12,713 in 2011. The slowing of new employees into
salary spans will result in a higher proportion of APS employees receiving
a salary at the top of their salary scale.
All APS agreements will reach their nominal expiry date in June 2014.
Most agreements authorised their final general wage increase during the
2013 calendar year.
APS Executive Remuneration Management
In May 2013 the Government introduced the APS Executive Remuneration
Management (ERM) policy to assist in maintaining appropriate pay
relativities at the Senior levels reflective of particular roles and
responsibilities. The ERM requires agency heads to gain the agreement of
the Australian Public Service Commissioner before offering remuneration
above a certain notional amount to an APS employee. The notional amount
is a percentage of the base remuneration of the Secretaries’ classification
structure, which increases in line with Secretaries’ pay increases.
APS classifications
When considering the Report data readers should note that the large
agencies have a significant impact. The Department of Human Services,
the Australian Taxation Office, and the Department of Defence make up
approximately 49.2% of the APS workforce and are influential on median
figures.
The Public Service Classification Rules 2000 (the Rules) establish the
service-wide classification framework of the APS. The APS classification
structure reflected in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 of the Rules is based on a
single spine of classification levels, underpinned by a suite of training
classifications.
At 31 December 2013, 110 agencies made up the APS and provided
remuneration data for 2,622 SES employees and 148,084 non-SES
employees. Please see Appendix A.1: Methodology for information on
which employees are included and excluded from this Report.
The approved classifications are: APS levels 1-6; Executive Levels
(EL)1-2; and Senior Executive Bands 1-3. There is also a small number of
occupational-specific classifications (for example, Medical Officers) and a
limited number of approved agency-specific classifications relating to
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work that is only performed in one specific agency (for example, APS
Meat Inspector, Examiner of Patents and Customs Level 1-5). Under the
Rules all APS employees must be assigned an approved classification. In
this report the only trainee data included in the results is for Graduates.
A number of agencies use local titles in addition to the approved
classification. This approach allows jobs to be labelled in a way that is
most relevant to both the job and agency, and can assist with attracting and
recognising specialist employees. Local titles are informal labels (not
approved classifications) allowing an agency to segment their workforce
and may attract different salary rates which expand the salary range for the
classification within which they sit. The remuneration data for a local title
is included in the relevant APS classification to which it corresponds.
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Executive summary
In the Australian Public Service (APS), the overall median Base Salary
movement for all APS employees, taking into account both general salary
increases and incremental advancement, from 2012 to 2013 was 3.0%.
From 2012 to 2013 the median Base Salary for non-Senior Executive
Service (SES) classifications increased by 2.9% while the median Base
Salary for SES classifications increased by 3.8%.
In 2013, the final general wage increases in APS enterprise agreements
that cover non-SES employees were paid during the 2013 calendar year for
the vast majority of agreements. The median movement figures for nonSES employees are consistent with the outcomes of these increases.
The reduction in the number of APS positions advertised for filling
reported in the 2012 APS Remuneration Report continued in 2013. In
2013 there was a reduction of 35% in the total number of jobs gazetted on
the APSjobs website compared with 2012. In 2012 there was just over
20,700 employment outcomes gazetted compared with around 15,400
employment outcomes in 2013.
The result of lower employee mobility is that a large proportion of APS
employees are remaining at the same classification in the same agency.
When employees remain at the same classification for long periods, they
are likely to have reached the top of the salary scale for their classification.
This underpins the general trend in the value of the median base salary at
the non-SES classification levels being close to the third quartile value.
Of note at the SES classifications, the SES 3 level median Base Salary
movement from 2012 to 2013 was 6.0%. When the data sets for 2012 and
2013 for this classification are compared, the point of greatest difference
(6%) falls at the median. This is a statistical result that can occur with
small sample groups, which are vulnerable to statistical anomalies. The
average Base Salary increase was half this at 3.0%.
At the SES classifications the use of performance bonuses in 2013 has
dropped markedly. This continues a general trend reported since 2008.
This reduction in use is greatest at the SES 1 classification. There has also
been a reduction in the use of motor vehicle allowances from 77.4% to
74.5% in the SES levels.
The Public Sector Superannuation Scheme and Public Sector
Superannuation Accumulation Plan are the superannuation funds for
89.1% of the APS workforce in 2013. Only 5.1% of APS employees were
members of the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme, down from 5.6%
in 2012, with approximately 34.5% of them aged 55 years or over.
However these members represent a significant proportion of the SES
workforce: 23.8% at the SES 1 level, 34.7% at the SES 2 level and 38.7%
at the SES 3 level.
Women’s median Base Salary as a proportion of men’s median Base
Salary is between 96.1% at the APS 1 classification to 100.4% at the APS
3 classification. With the exception of the APS 1 and Graduate APS
classifications, women’s median Base Salary is within 1% of men’s
median Base Salary for all classifications.
Non-ongoing APS employees are generally paid at the lower pay points in
a salary scale due to the limited duration of the non-ongoing contracts (see
explanation at Section 5: Additional Information).
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Table 1.1: Median key remuneration components summary
Classification
Base Salary
median movement
2012 to 2013
Base Salary
median
Total Remuneration
Package (TRP)
median
TRP
median movement
2012 to 2013
TR
median movement
2012 to 2013
Total Reward (TR)
median
$
%
$
%
$
%
Graduate
60871
6.9
69966
6.5
69966
6.5
APS 1
45263
3.0
53349
4.6
53428
4.0
APS 2
54588
3.0
63580
2.5
64635
3.4
APS 3
61512
3.1
71951
3.8
72514
3.8
APS 4
69038
3.2
79902
3.0
81018
3.8
APS 5
74331
2.5
86826
3.1
87394
3.0
APS 6
86844
2.8
101429
3.2
101849
3.0
EL 1
108013
3.0
126019
3.1
127068
3.0
EL 2
133777
2.5
157033
3.1
158519
3.0
SES 1
178330
3.7
235706
3.2
236576
2.7
SES 2
229949
3.9
294968
3.3
297195
2.9
SES 3
300000
6.0
379486
4.6
382817
4.5
Source: Tables 2.1, 2.2 and 2.4
Note: Base Salary is the full time annualised salary, Total Remuneration Package (TRP) is Base Salary plus benefits, and Total Reward is TRP plus bonuses. For definitions see Appendix A.2.
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Figure 1.3: Percentage change in median Total Reward by
classification
8
8
7
7
6
6
5
5
4
Per cent
Per cent
Figure 1.1: Percentage change in median Base Salary by
classification
4
3
3
2
2
1
1
0
0
Source: Table 2.1
Source: Table 2.4
Figure 1.2: Percentage change in median Total Remuneration
Package by classification
8
7
Per cent
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Source: Table 2.2
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2. Key remuneration components
The key remuneration components reported in this section are Base Salary,
Total Remuneration Package (Base Salary plus benefits), and Total
Reward (Total Remuneration Package plus bonuses). To gain a complete
understanding of APS remuneration, all elements of the key remuneration
components need to be considered. The Total Reward provides the most
complete overall remuneration information as it is made up of Base Salary
and Total Remuneration Packages, as component parts.
The result of low employee mobility over the last few years is that a large
proportion of APS employees are remaining at the same classification in
the same agency. When employees remain at the same classification for
long periods, they are likely to have reached the top of the salary scale for
their classification. This is underpins the general trend in the value of the
median base salary at the non-SES classification levels being close to the
third quartile value.
2.1 Base Salary
The SES 3 classification was the only classification that reported a
reduction in the value of the 95th percentile in 2013 compared with 2012.
The term Base Salary describes the full-time annualised salary paid to an
employee. It includes salary sacrifice amounts (including pre-tax employee
superannuation contributions made by salary sacrifice) and excludes
bonuses and other benefits.
Figure 2.1: Median Base Salary by classification
350000
The median Base Salary movement for all APS classifications from 2012
to 2013 was 3.0%.
The non-SES classifications median Base Salary increased by 2.9% and
the SES classifications median Base Salary increased by 3.8% from 2012
to 2013.
300000
250000
2012
2013
200000
$
150000
Table 2.1 provides 2012 and 2013 Base Salary movement. The greatest
increase in median Base Salary was at the Graduate classification with a
6.9% increase. This increase was caused by a shift in the median due to a
reduction in the number of graduates in a large agency whose base salary
sat below the 2012 median. Generally, the Graduate classification only
applies to an employee for one year, so Graduates from one Report to the
next are not the same employees - that is, individual Graduates did not
receive a 6.9% increase in salary.
The APS 5 and EL 2 classifications had the lowest median movement from
2012 to 2013, both with 2.5%.
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100000
50000
0
Source: Table 2.1
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Figure 2.2: Base Salary range by classification: Graduate to EL 1
130000
120000
110000
100000
90000
80000
70000
2012
$
60000
2013
50000
P95
Q3
40000
Median
30000
Q1
P5
20000
10000
0
Graduate
APS 1
APS 2
APS 3
APS 4
APS 5
APS 6
EL 1
Source: Table 2.1
Note: Refer to Section 7 (remuneration findings by classification) for the minimum and maximum values for each classification.
Note: Refer to Appendix A.2 for notes on interpreting box plots.
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Figure 2.3: Base Salary range by classification: EL and SES
450000
400000
350000
300000
250000
$
2012
200000
2013
150000
P95
Q3
100000
Median
Q1
P5
50000
0
EL 1
EL 2
SES 1
SES 2
SES 3
Source: Table 2.1
Note: Refer to Section 7 (remuneration findings by classification) for the minimum and maximum values for each classification.
Note: Refer to Appendix A.2 for notes on interpreting box plots.
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Table 2.1: Base Salary by classification
Employees
Classification
P5
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
Average
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
change
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
change
n
n
$
$
$
$
$
$
%
$
$
$
$
$
$
%
Graduate
1649
1346
52327
53652
55606
57513
56944
60871
6.9
61036
63236
63443
65029
57860
60065
3.8
APS 1
1197
1164
35812
36886
39722
42334
43944
45263
3.0
46807
48533
48241
49697
43197
45066
4.3
APS 2
3731
3544
47077
49009
50758
52291
52998
54588
3.0
53752
55096
54780
56435
52142
53752
3.1
APS 3
18743
17548
53623
55251
56683
59318
59677
61512
3.1
60671
62492
60755
62560
58475
60492
3.4
APS 4
30279
29656
60811
63058
64285
66977
66923
69038
3.2
67222
69239
68088
70144
65736
67995
3.4
APS 5
21268
21191
67592
69185
70511
72806
72487
74331
2.5
73017
75208
74167
76407
71688
73885
3.1
APS 6
32527
32468
75543
78054
80220
84318
84478
86844
2.8
85669
88867
86779
89400
83098
85954
3.4
EL 1
28355
28117
95865
99769
101366
105362
104825
108013
3.0
105607
108796
112933
115655
104090
107410
3.2
EL 2
13146
13050
115390
120325
125608
129878
130460
133777
2.5
133647
137188
146676
151097
130967
135236
3.3
SES 1
2022
1939
149703
155035
165555
171348
172000
178330
3.7
185032
191220
205897
211383
175057
181571
3.7
SES 2
579
564
193846
201000
214596
221580
221266
229949
3.9
235746
243841
260116
267920
225174
233479
3.7
SES 3
126
119
251534
266855
276298
287350
282931
300000
6.0
314356
323787
412492
389949
301639
310606
3.0
Total
153622 150706
Source: 2012 and 2013 APS Remuneration Reports
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2.2 Total Remuneration Package
Total Remuneration Package (TRP) includes Base Salary plus:
 agency superannuation contribution;
 motor vehicle cost /Executive Vehicle Scheme or cash in lieu of
motor vehicle;
 motor vehicle parking; and
 any other benefits and supplementary payments.
Figure 2.4: Median Total Remuneration Package by classification
400000
350000
2012
2013
300000
250000
In essence, TRP covers Base Salary plus benefits. It excludes bonuses, as
defined in Total Reward (see definitions in Appendix A.2), shift and
overtime payments.
The average movement in median TRP across all classifications from 2012
to 2013 was 3.2%.
The non-SES classifications median TRP increased by 3.2%, and SES
classifications median TRP increased by 3.3%.
The Graduate classification saw the greatest increase in median TRP with a
6.5% increase from 2012. The key contributor is the increase in median
Base Salary of 6.9% (see explanation in section 2.1). The second greatest
increase was 4.6% and was recorded at both the APS 1 and SES 3
classifications.
$
200000
150000
100000
50000
0
Source: Table 2.2
The lowest median TRP increase was recorded at the APS 2 classification;
increasing 2.5% from 2012 to 2013.
As demonstrated in Table 3.1, Base Salary makes up around 85% of the
Total Reward received by employees at the non-SES classifications. The
key benefit received by non-SES employees in these classifications is the
employer superannuation contribution which is primarily calculated on base
salary. Hence the main contributor to TRP movement is Base Salary
movement.
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Figure 2.5: Total Remuneration Package range by classification: Graduate to EL 1
150000
140000
130000
120000
110000
100000
90000
80000
2012
$
70000
2013
60000
P95
50000
Q3
40000
Median
30000
Q1
P5
20000
10000
0
Graduate
APS 1
APS 2
APS 3
APS 4
APS 5
APS 6
EL 1
Source: Table 2.2
Note: Refer to Section 7 (remuneration findings by classification) for the minimum and maximum values for each classification.
Note: Refer to Appendix A.2 for notes on interpreting box plots.
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Figure 2.6: Total Remuneration Package range by classification: EL and SES
550000
500000
450000
400000
350000
300000
$
2012
250000
2013
200000
P95
150000
Q3
Median
100000
Q1
P5
50000
0
EL 1
EL 2
SES 1
SES 2
SES 3
Source: Table 2.2
Note: Refer to Section 7 (remuneration findings by classification) for the minimum and maximum values for each classification.
Note: Refer to Appendix A.2 for notes on interpreting box plots.
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Table 2.2: Total Remuneration Package by classification
Employees
Classification
P5
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
Average
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
change
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
change
n
n
$
$
$
$
$
$
%
$
$
$
$
$
$
%
Graduate
1649
1346
60405
61914
64746
66370
65668
69966
6.5
70331
72974
73342
75469
66769
69316
3.8
APS 1
1197
1164
41184
43057
46291
48940
51024
53349
4.6
54352
56099
57827
58810
50273
52613
4.7
APS 2
3731
3544
54577
56556
58653
60826
62025
63580
2.5
63300
65110
66104
67461
61032
62891
3.0
APS 3
18743
17548
61650
63859
65558
68982
69329
71951
3.8
71254
73625
75066
76953
68601
71094
3.6
APS 4
30279
29656
70043
72929
74162
77478
77602
79902
3.0
79120
81771
81704
83549
76774
79587
3.7
APS 5
21268
21191
77743
79878
81633
84657
84226
86826
3.1
86196
88821
89417
91911
83991
86683
3.2
APS 6
32527
32468
86930
90509
93274
97919
98247
101429
3.2
101390
104895
105285
108075
97418
100831
3.5
EL 1
28355
28117
110755
115275
118616
123031
122181
126019
3.1
125507
127792
133098
137707
122156
126258
3.4
EL 2
13146
13050
134180
140094
146666
152176
152371
157033
3.1
158898
164358
177270
182600
154732
159962
3.4
SES 1
2022
1939
198694
204957
217353
224320
228312
235706
3.2
238681
246891
254868
264378
227984
235935
3.5
SES 2
579
565
247460
259038
274671
281905
285608
294968
3.3
298851
310356
323032
337475
286563
296103
3.3
SES 3
126
119
329894
340330
350291
361082
362950
379486
4.6
392127
401289
502819
482827
376457
387012
2.8
Total
153622 150707
Source: 2012 and 2013 APS Remuneration Reports
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Total Remuneration Package movements by agency
Table 2.3 provides information on the median movement of the Total
Remuneration Package (TRP) at each classification by agency. Agency
TRP is used rather than Base Salary or Total Reward, as it covers the two
most significant elements of APS remuneration: Base Salary and the
employer superannuation contribution.
For a calculation to be made, an agency must have employees
substantively at a classification level in both 2012 and 2013. As a result,
the number of agencies for each classification will vary.
Table 2.3 shows the agency TRP median movement from 2012 to 2013
tended to be in the range of 2 and 4%. This is lower than the 2011 to 2012
agency TRP median movement which was in the ‘4 and less than 6%’
range.
The reduction between the two year results is likely to be influenced by an
increasing period of slowing employee mobility. By slowing employee
mobility, a higher proportion of employees have reached the top of their
pay range. As a result, fewer agency median movements are being affected
by salary advancement within a salary span in addition to any general pay
increase. When employee mobility rates increase, this trend is likely to be
reversed.
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Table 2.3: Remuneration movements (per cent change) of median TRP from 2012 to 2013 by agency
Classification
Less than 0 %
0 and <2 %
2 and <4 %
4 and <6 %
6 and <8 %
8 and <10 %
10 % and over
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
Graduate
5
7
17
3
.
1
2
APS 1
5
5
9
5
5
1
4
APS 2
4
13
20
10
4
3
1
APS 3
4
12
30
24
11
2
1
APS 4
7
17
42
17
10
.
3
APS 5
4
16
48
27
4
4
2
APS 6
4
14
52
18
12
6
1
EL 1
11
11
56
20
4
2
2
EL 2
4
28
39
25
5
.
5
SES 1
10
15
26
20
7
3
8
SES 2
5
9
17
14
6
1
5
SES 3
2
4
7
6
4
1
2
Source: 2012 and 2013 APS Remuneration Reports
Note: ‘n’ is the number of agencies.
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2.3 Total Reward
Total Reward is the sum of the Total Remuneration Package plus bonuses.
Bonuses include individual performance, retention and productivity
bonuses as well as whole-of-agency or group bonuses. Median
performance bonuses in 2013 ranged from $1,235 at the APS 1-4
classifications to $29,157 at the SES 3 classification.
The overall movement in median Total Reward across all classifications
from 2012 to 2013 was 3.3%.
From 2012 to 2013, the non-SES median Total Reward increased by 3.3%,
and the SES median Total Reward increased by 2.8%.
Figure 2.7: Median Total Reward by classification
450000
400000
2012
2013
350000
300000
$ 250000
200000
150000
Consistent with TRP, the Graduate classification saw the greatest increase
in median Total Reward with an increase of 6.5% from 2012. This is a
reflection of the increase in median Base Salary (see explanation at Section
2.1: Base Salary).
The SES 3 classification recorded the second highest increase in median
change in Total Reward with an increase of 4.5%. It was the only
classification that reported a reduction in any measure, at the 95th
percentile. This classification also reported the lowest average increase of
2.4%.
100000
50000
0
Source: Table 2.4
The SES 1 classification received the lowest increase in median change in
Total Reward of 2.7%. This reflects the repackaging and closure of a
performance bonus arrangement in an agency large enough to influence the
median.
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Figure 2.8: Total Reward range by classification: Graduate to EL 1
140000
130000
120000
110000
100000
90000
80000
$
70000
2011
60000
2012
50000
P95
40000
Q3
Median
30000
Q1
20000
P5
10000
0
Graduate
APS 1
APS 2
APS 3
APS 4
APS 5
APS 6
EL 1
Source: Table 2.4
Note: Refer to Section 7 (remuneration findings by classification) for the minimum and maximum values for each classification.
Note: Refer to Appendix A.2 for notes on interpreting box plots.
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Figure 2.9: Total Reward range by classification: EL and SES
550000
500000
450000
400000
350000
300000
$
2011
250000
2012
200000
P95
150000
Q3
Median
100000
Q1
P5
50000
0
EL 1
EL 2
SES 1
SES 2
SES 3
Source: Table 2.4
Note: Refer to Section 7 (remuneration findings by classification) for the minimum and maximum values for each classification.
Note: Refer to Appendix A.2 for notes on interpreting box plots.
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Table 2.4: Total Reward by classification
Employees
Classification
P5
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
Average
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
change
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
change
n
n
$
$
$
$
$
$
%
$
$
$
$
$
$
%
Graduate
1649
1346
60405
61914
64942
66370
65713
69966
6.5
70691
72974
74110
75593
66838
69371
3.8
APS 1
1197
1164
41345
43057
46721
48940
51352
53428
4.0
54586
56863
58687
59718
50677
52940
4.5
APS 2
3731
3544
54634
56611
59054
61124
62514
64635
3.4
64272
65921
66837
68211
61581
63531
3.2
APS 3
18743
17548
61818
63940
65747
69101
69829
72514
3.8
71754
74386
76104
78138
69047
71628
3.7
APS 4
30279
29656
70227
73077
74434
77978
78041
81018
3.8
79620
82921
82415
84416
77242
80255
3.9
APS 5
21268
21191
77801
79954
81772
85001
84867
87394
3.0
86803
89629
90269
92696
84503
87233
3.2
APS 6
32527
32468
87293
90789
93538
98180
98906
101849
3.0
102153
105815
106323
108927
98051
101487
3.5
EL 1
28355
28117
111095
115539
119014
123421
123333
127068
3.0
126774
128985
134445
138965
123029
127092
3.3
EL 2
13146
13050
134381
140481
147591
153177
153829
158519
3.0
161017
166623
180576
186791
156800
162001
3.3
SES 1
2022
1939
199881
206991
218974
225669
230406
236576
2.7
243497
249661
263298
267722
231160
237530
2.8
SES 2
579
565
250224
263088
277363
284069
288715
297195
2.9
303543
312197
331872
338831
292200
300255
2.8
SES 3
126
119
329957
340330
353300
363787
366401
382817
4.5
394637
405194
502819
482827
384488
393588
2.4
Total
153622 150707
Source: 2012 and 2013 APS Remuneration Reports
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Detailed findings
3. Features of key remuneration components
3.1 Comparison of key remuneration components by classification
The comparison of the different components of the whole remuneration
package provides an understanding of the contribution that each
component makes to the whole.
Table 3.1 provides data on the makeup of remuneration paid across all
classifications. It provides the proportion that Base Salary, benefits and
bonuses makes on remuneration as a whole.
At the SES level, the benefits component provides a greater contribution to
the whole remuneration package compared to the non-SES classifications,
varying from 20.8% at the SES 3 classification to 24.3% at the SES 1
classification. The benefits component is primarily composed of the
employer superannuation contribution and motor vehicle benefits.
For all classifications the largest component of remuneration apart from
Base Salary is the employer superannuation contribution.
Bonus payments continue to make up only a minor part of the whole
remuneration package. The use of performance bonus arrangements has
continued to decline. Bonuses only contribute to between 0.4% and 0.9%
of all remuneration received in the SES classifications and up to 1.6% for
the non-SES classifications.
Across the non-SES classifications, the Base Salary makes up between
84.4% and 87.0% of the remuneration received by employees. The TRP
component makes up between 13.0% at the Graduate classification and
15.1% at the APS 1 level: most of which is the employer superannuation
contribution.
Further information on the breakdown of Base Salary, TRP, and Total
Reward can be found in Section 7: Remuneration Findings by
Classification.
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Table 3.1: Median Base Salary, TRP and TR by classification
Classification
Base salary component of TR
TRP component of TR
TR component of TR
$
%
$
%
$
%
Graduate
60871
87.0
9095
13.0
0
0.0
APS 1
45263
84.7
8086
15.1
79
0.1
APS 2
54588
84.5
8992
13.9
1055
1.6
APS 3
61512
84.8
10439
14.4
563
0.8
APS 4
69038
85.2
10864
13.4
1116
1.4
APS 5
74331
85.1
12495
14.3
568
0.6
APS 6
86844
85.3
14585
14.3
420
0.4
EL 1
108013
85.0
18006
14.2
1049
0.8
EL 2
133777
84.4
23256
14.7
1486
0.9
SES 1
178330
75.4
57376
24.3
870
0.4
SES 2
229949
77.4
65019
21.9
2227
0.7
SES 3
300000
78.4
79486
20.8
3331
0.9
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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3.2 Motor vehicle allowances
The motor vehicle cost is the annualised cost of a motor vehicle for which
the employee was able to use for private use. This includes the provision of
a motor vehicle, running costs, insurance, repairs, maintenance and any
fringe benefits tax payable. Cash-in-lieu of a vehicle is the total paid to an
employee where they opted for cash instead of a motor vehicle provided
for private use. Table 3.2 combines these allowances by classification.
Consistent with previous years, the use of motor vehicle allowances or
cash in-lieu of motor vehicle allowances in 2013 was low in the non-SES
classifications. The highest use of motor vehicle allowances at these
classifications was at the EL 2 classification with 2.4% of employees
receiving a benefit; all other classifications were at or below 0.3%.
There was a very small proportion of APS 3 to APS 6 employees who
received a motor vehicle benefit in 2013. These employees tend to work
with out-reach programs requiring a significant amount of driving from
site to site on daily basis to enable them to undertake their duties. These
vehicles are available for private use and hence are included in the data.
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At non-SES classifications, there was no change in the usage of motor
vehicle allowances. That is, the proportion of the total non-SES
employees as a whole who received an allowance showed no change from
last year.
At the SES classifications, the number of employees who received a motor
vehicle benefit decreased from 2,110 SES employees in 2012 to 1,953 in
2013. There was a reduction in the proportion of SES employees who
received some form of motor vehicle related allowance with 77.4% in
2012, to 74.5% in 2013.
Both the median and average amounts paid for motor vehicle benefits
increased for all SES classifications. The median increases were $42 for
SES Band 1, $72 for SES Band 2, and $646 for SES Band 3.
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Table 3.2: Motor vehicle cost or cash in lieu by classification
Classification
Proportion
who
received
allowance
Employees
with
allowance
Total
employees
P5
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
Average
n
n
%
$
$
$
$
$
$
Graduate
1346
0
0.0
.
.
.
.
.
.
APS 1
1164
0
0.0
.
.
.
.
.
.
APS 2
3544
0
0.0
.
.
.
.
.
.
APS 3
17548
56
0.3
7454
10204
11816
12929
16995
11861
APS 4
29656
32
0.1
8806
11083
11969
13529
17782
12425
APS 5
21191
30
0.1
9221
10154
11539
12520
16482
11558
APS 6
32468
19
0.1
7729
8784
12165
14168
18134
12008
EL 1
28117
25
0.1
5797
9955
11793
14987
22754
13822
EL 2
13050
308
2.4
5641
17000
20484
25000
26000
19498
SES 1
1939
1466
75.6
17252
25000
25250
27522
31000
25139
SES 2
565
405
71.7
13059
25000
27000
28000
33000
25745
SES 3
119
82
68.9
17280
27306
28646
30650
35000
28211
150707
2423
1.6
Total
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
Note: This allowance includes annualised total cost of motor vehicle for which the employee was able to use the motor vehicle for private use (include provision, running costs, insurance,
repairs, maintenance, and any FBT payable) or the total paid to an employee where they opted for cash instead of a motor vehicle provided for private use.
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3.3 Performance bonus
Performance bonuses may be available to APS employees through an
enterprise agreement or other employment instrument, for example a
Common Law Contract. The availability, eligibility and amounts vary
across agencies. While performance is also recognised through other
mechanisms such as salary or incremental advancement (which is reflected
in Base Salary movement) this section reports only on performance bonus
payments.
There were 22,055 employees (14.9%) of the non-SES workforce, and 331
(12.6%) of the SES workforce who received a performance bonus in 2013.
The proportion of employees who received performance bonuses varied
across the non-SES classification levels from 0.0 % at the Graduate level
to 25.0% at the EL 2 classification.
Due to the low proportion of use of performance bonuses at the non-SES
classifications, the figures at these classifications have been dominated by
a single large agency with a high proportion of their workforce at the top
of their classifications’ salary ranges, and an enterprise agreement that
provides for a bonus payment in lieu of salary advancement.
The proportion of SES employees who received a performance bonus in
2013 dropped noticeably when compared to 2012, as can be seen in Table
3.3 below. The ceasing of a performance bonus arrangement in an agency
large enough to affect the proportions has had a significant effect on these
figures. That agency rolled the averaged value of the performance bonus
arrangement into base Salary.
Both the median and average performance bonus values increased across
all SES classifications between 2012 and 2013.
There has been an increase in the number of non-SES employees receiving
a bonus compared with the last report. his is due to increasing numbers of
employees reaching the top of the salary range for their classification, in
agencies with an enterprise agreement that provides a performance bonus
at the top of the range, in lieu of salary advancement.
Table 3.3: SES performance bonuses (median and average) 2012 and 2013
Band
Proportion who received
bonus
Median performance
bonuses
Average performance
bonuses
2012
%
2013
%
2012
$
2013
$
2012
$
2013
$
SES 1
31
12
8519
10455
9854
11800
SES 2
27
13
14505
20996
19895
31791
SES 3
25
13
19997
29157
28871
48771
Source: 2012 and 2013 APS Remuneration Reports
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Table 3.4: Performance bonus by classification
Classification
Total
employees
Proportion
who
received
bonus
Employees
with bonus
P5
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
Average
n
n
%
$
$
$
$
$
$
Graduate
1346
0
0.0
.
.
.
.
.
.
APS 1
1164
106
9.1
906
1235
1235
1235
1235
1185
APS 2
3544
841
23.7
867
1235
1235
1235
1235
1199
APS 3
17548
2648
15.1
723
1235
1235
1337
2573
1318
APS 4
29656
1636
5.5
593
1235
1235
1235
3332
1307
APS 5
21191
3828
18.1
856
1268
1268
1459
1632
1449
APS 6
32468
4680
14.4
1061
1478
1478
1692
4261
1826
EL 1
28117
5057
18.0
1334
1844
1844
2118
5895
2416
EL 2
13050
3259
25.0
2002
2279
2571
6426
15662
6518
SES 1
1939
242
12.5
3101
7615
10455
15965
23175
11800
SES 2
565
73
12.9
4048
12000
20996
23621
36635
31791
SES 3
119
16
13.4
3941
22752
29157
32857
400718
48771
150707
22386
14.9
Total
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
Note: This allowance captures the sum of performance bonuses actually paid to employees for the calendar year of 2013.
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3.4 Superannuation
Table 3.6 ‘Number of employees by superannuation fund and age group’
provides important information for workforce planning. Due to the nature
of the scheme, the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS) may
provide a disincentive for its members to work beyond 55 years of age in
some circumstances.
APS employee superannuation fund membership has been reported by four
categories:
 The Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS);
 The Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS);
 The Public Sector Superannuation Accumulation Plan (PSSap) and
 ‘Other’.
As the CSS and PSS closed to new members in 1990 and 2005
respectively, there were no APS employees in the CSS from 35–39 years
of age and below, and the under 20 years of age category in the PSS.
There were 74,324 APS employees, or 49.3% of the APS workforce, in the
PSS and 59,932 employees, or 39.8% of the workforce, in the PSSap.
There has been a slight reduction since last year in the proportion of
employees in the CSS and PSS with a corresponding increase in proportion
of employees in the PSSap.
Figure 3.1 provides information on the proportional distribution of
superannuation scheme membership by classification. As a general trend,
the PSSap membership decreases as the classification increases reflecting
this as the ‘choice’ fund in the APS since 2005. Conversely, the
proportion of employees in the CSS are higher at higher classifications
reflecting employees who have been in the service for longer.
Only 5.1% of APS employees were members of the Commonwealth
Superannuation Scheme, down from 5.6% in 2012 with approximately
34.5% of them aged 55 years or over. These members represent a
significant proportion of the SES workforce: 23.8% at the SES 1 level,
34.7% at the SES 2 level and 38.7% of the SES 3 level.
A high employer superannuation contribution (compared to base salary)
can be the result of several things: a higher salary for superannuation
purposes, an employee performing an eligible period of higher duties when
their superannuation was calculated, and annualising superannuation paid
fortnightly based on ordinary time earnings for a fortnight with a large
amount of shift work or overtime. Data is shown in Table 3.7.
Figure 3.1: Superannuation by classification
100
80
Per cent
The median employer superannuation contribution for Graduate to EL 2
classifications in 2013 was between 15.4% and 17.1% of the employee’s
base salary.
CSS
PSS
PSSap
Other
60
40
20
0
Source: Table 3.7
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Table 3.5: Number of employees by superannuation fund and classification
Classification
CSS
PSS
PSSap
Other
n
%
n
%
n
%
n
%
.
.
5
0.4
1185
88.0
156
11.6
APS 1
40
3.4
215
18.5
739
63.5
170
14.6
APS 2
109
3.1
1493
42.1
1604
45.3
338
9.5
APS 3
382
2.2
6495
37.0
9450
53.9
1203
6.9
APS 4
653
2.2
13676
46.1
13811
46.6
1501
5.1
APS 5
715
3.4
9473
44.7
9701
45.8
1297
6.1
APS 6
1426
4.4
15888
48.9
13138
40.5
2011
6.2
EL 1
1928
6.9
16937
60.2
7920
28.2
1330
4.7
EL 2
1677
12.9
8569
65.7
2158
16.5
645
4.9
SES 1
462
23.8
1248
64.4
159
8.2
70
3.6
SES 2
196
34.7
277
49.0
55
9.7
37
6.6
SES 3
46
38.7
48
40.3
12
10.1
13
10.9
7634
5.1
74324
49.3
59932
39.8
8771
5.8
Graduate
Total
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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Table 3.6: Number of employees by superannuation fund and age group
Classification
CSS
PSS
PSSap
Other
n
%
n
%
n
%
n
%
Under 20
.
.
.
.
155
92.8
12
7.2
20-24
.
.
1
0.0
3890
90.0
431
10.0
25-29
.
.
455
2.9
13524
87.5
1466
9.5
30-34
.
.
5643
28.2
13000
64.9
1374
6.9
35-39
.
.
10759
53.4
8295
41.2
1081
5.4
40-44
242
1.1
13796
63.4
6721
30.9
1009
4.6
45-49
1600
7.4
13859
64.4
5143
23.9
923
4.3
50-54
3155
13.8
14375
63.0
4332
19.0
966
4.2
55-59
1590
10.6
9760
64.8
2903
19.3
811
5.4
60 and over
1047
11.2
5676
60.4
1969
21.0
698
7.4
Total
7634
5.1
74324
49.3
59932
39.8
8771
5.8
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Table 3.7: Employer superannuation contribution as a proportion of Base Salary by classification
Employees
Classification
P5
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
Average
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
2012
2013
n
n
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
Graduate
1649
1346
13.4
13.6
15.0
15.0
15.4
15.4
15.6
15.6
17.6
17.2
15.4
15.3
APS 1
1197
1164
14.2
14.4
15.4
15.4
15.6
15.6
17.0
18.0
21.8
21.3
16.3
16.7
APS 2
3731
3544
14.6
14.7
15.4
15.4
16.3
16.4
18.4
17.9
21.4
21.0
17.0
16.9
APS 3
18743
17548
14.2
14.7
15.4
15.4
15.8
16.0
19.1
18.2
23.8
24.2
17.2
17.4
APS 4
30279
29656
14.2
14.9
15.4
15.4
16.3
16.6
17.7
18.1
20.9
20.5
16.7
17.0
APS 5
21268
21191
14.2
14.6
15.4
15.4
16.3
16.4
18.5
18.2
22.1
22.5
17.0
17.2
APS 6
32527
32468
14.2
14.5
15.4
15.4
16.3
17.0
18.8
18.1
21.4
21.4
17.0
17.1
EL 1
28355
28117
14.4
14.6
15.4
15.4
16.8
17.1
18.8
18.5
20.8
21.2
17.1
17.3
EL 2
13146
13050
14.4
14.7
15.4
15.6
17.2
16.8
18.6
18.4
20.8
21.6
17.2
17.3
SES 1
2022
1939
14.1
14.9
16.1
16.4
17.8
17.8
19.2
19.9
22.5
23.0
17.9
18.2
SES 2
579
564
13.8
14.4
15.5
15.8
17.7
17.8
19.5
20.0
23.0
23.2
17.9
18.2
SES 3
126
119
12.9
11.8
15.4
15.4
18.0
18.2
19.6
20.0
22.0
23.0
17.5
17.7
Source: 2012 and 2013 APS Remuneration Reports
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Table 3.8: Employer superannuation contribution by classification
Classification
Employees
P5
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
Average
n
$
$
$
$
$
$
Graduate
1346
8143
8703
9016
9738
10734
9186
APS 1
1164
5665
6718
7362
8357
10306
7537
APS 2
3544
7402
8133
8743
9947
11516
9081
APS 3
17548
8306
9235
9758
11311
14933
10538
APS 4
29656
9559
10366
11184
12532
14087
11542
APS 5
21191
10416
11277
12106
13726
16705
12702
APS 6
32468
11785
13079
14579
16017
18774
14739
EL 1
28117
14873
16690
18413
19695
23611
18547
EL 2
13050
18389
20989
22718
25081
30130
23415
SES 1
1939
24917
29046
32100
36105
43936
33007
SES 2
565
31097
36757
41014
46863
56542
42162
SES 3
119
37585
48302
54699
60976
75302
54530
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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4. Payments in addition to key remuneration components
The following section provides information on payments that are not
discussed in the preceding sections on Base Salary, Total Remuneration
Package or Total Reward. They are reflective of situations outside the
standard parameters and include remuneration data for taking on higher or
additional duties and payments specific for geographical locations and
particular hardship.
There were 9,354 employees, or 6.2% of the workforce, reported to be
acting on temporary assignment to a different classification level and had
been performing the acting duties for at least 3 months or more. This has
reduced from 2012 when 10,188 employees, or 6.6% of the workforce,
were reported to be acting on temporary assignment to a different
classification level.
4.1 Acting classification
The values shown in Table 4.1 are the salaries paid to employees
undertaking acting duties. The median values, when compared with the
Base Salary Table 2.1 shows that the acting salaries tend to be between the
5th percentile and Q1 values. It demonstrates that employees undertaking
higher duties tend to receive salaries at or near the bottom of the higher
classification salary range.
The data on acting classification salary is a snapshot of employees on
duties at a higher or lower classification group for a consecutive period of
90 days or more as at 31 December 2013. That is, the employee had been
performing acting duties ongoing since at least 3 October 2013.
Acting classification salary has not been included in any of the key
remuneration component reporting. Note that acting duties may be
performed with payment for shorter periods, but this information has not
been collected.
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Table 4.2 shows the number of APS employees who were performing
acting duties by the acting level and their substantive classification. This
table also provides data on employees on temporary assignment at a lower
classification level to their base classification.
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Table 4.1: Acting classification salary by acting classification
Employees
Employees
Employees
at level
acting
acting
Acting classification
P5
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
Average
n
n
%
$
$
$
$
$
$
Graduate
1346
0
0.0
.
.
.
.
.
.
APS 1
1164
1
0.1
48533
48533
48533
48533
48533
48533
APS 2
3544
25
0.7
49009
50580
50892
53225
54564
51753
APS 3
17548
211
1.2
54349
55825
57965
59470
62492
57765
APS 4
29656
980
3.3
60452
62493
64605
66904
69239
64729
APS 5
21191
1969
9.3
67189
69238
71863
73360
75208
71429
APS 6
32468
2703
8.3
74321
77067
79517
82890
86943
79868
EL 1
28117
2162
7.7
92801
96084
99357
103131
108687
99511
EL 2
13050
1051
8.1
111559
114070
119054
123314
132809
120048
SES 1
1939
207
10.7
146277
151933
161723
171651
209299
168051
SES 2
564
39
6.9
184037
207097
216093
224071
259114
217283
SES 3
119
6
5.0
256791
267631
280625
290949
318000
282437
Total
150706
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
9354
6.2
Note: For the purposes of the APS Remuneration Report an employee was only reported as acting if they have been on temporary assignment to a higher or lower classification group for a
continuous period of 90 days or more on or crossing 31 December 2013 (i.e. since October 3). This table includes data on employees acting more than one classification above or below their
base classification (for further detail see Table 4.2). The values of acting classification salary are all annualised values.
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Table 4.2: Acting classification by base classification—number of employees
Acting classification
Base classification
Graduate
APS 1
APS 2
APS 3
APS 4
APS 5
APS 6
EL 1
EL 2
SES 1
SES 2
SES 3
Graduate
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
APS 1
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
APS 2
.
24
.
.
1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
APS 3
.
31
175
.
2
3
.
.
.
.
.
.
APS 4
1
19
132
793
.
32
3
.
.
.
.
.
APS 5
6
2
15
378
1563
.
5
.
.
.
.
.
APS 6
1
1
6
107
720
1814
.
54
.
.
.
.
EL 1
.
.
.
1
30
104
2004
.
23
.
.
.
EL 2
.
.
.
.
1
1
23
1023
.
2
1
.
SES 1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
205
.
2
.
SES 2
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
2
36
.
1
SES 3
.
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
1
5
.
Note: For the purposes of the APS Remuneration Report an employee was only reported as acting if they have been on temporary assignment to a higher or lower classification group for a
continuous period of 90 days or more on or crossing 31 December 2013 (i.e. since October 3).
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4.2 Geographic/locality allowance
Table 4.3 provides data for a cluster of allowances, variously described
across agency enterprise agreements, which relate to a particular locality or
geographical region. Examples of such allowances include: disturbance
allowance, district allowance, remote localities assistance, leave fare and
overseas allowance. It excludes disability related allowances such as
location-specific hardship allowances: see Section 4.3.
The Graduate and APS 3 classifications had the lowest median of
allowances received, with the SES 3 classification with the highest median.
Compared with 2012 figures, the median amount paid in
geographic/locality allowances decreased for 4 of the classifications, and
the average payment decreased for 6.
For all classifications, 6.1% of APS employees received a geographic or
locality allowance in 2013; 8.0% of the SES workforce and 6.1% of the
non-SES workforce.
From Table 4.3 the classifications with the highest proportion of
employees receiving a geographic/locality allowance in 2013 were the
Graduate and APS 3 classifications. This is consistent with 2012 findings.
The EL 2 and APS 4 classifications had the lowest proportion of
employees in receipt of geographic/locality allowances.
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Table 4.3: Geographic/locality allowance by classification
Classification
Proportion
who
received
allowance
Employees
with
allowance
Total
employees
P5
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
Average
n
n
%
$
$
$
$
$
$
Graduate
1346
228
16.9
210
519
529
1299
5000
1369
APS 1
1164
73
6.3
304
1292
2975
6870
14869
4827
APS 2
3544
217
6.1
720
1595
3765
4961
14021
4948
APS 3
17548
2516
14.3
557
1022
1113
1745
11464
2852
APS 4
29656
1175
4.0
331
1015
2506
6343
13934
4366
APS 5
21191
1787
8.4
321
1085
1642
5522
18416
4668
APS 6
32468
1321
4.1
252
1108
2268
6703
23957
6190
EL 1
28117
1146
4.1
389
1642
5938
20054
53346
14292
EL 2
13050
509
3.9
529
2323
10475
36445
74225
22261
SES 1
1939
154
7.9
972
11799
35526
50430
101956
38530
SES 2
565
43
7.6
1215
9024
40988
60109
80278
36901
SES 3
119
12
10.1
441
19148
46071
64196
100754
43837
150707
9181
6.1
Total
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
Note: Examples of a geographic/locality allowance include but is not limited to: child, cost of living, district, disturbance/relocation, geographical rent assistance, isolated establishment
allowance (IEA), leave fare, post, posting termination compensation, remote localities assistance, remote locality dependent, rent subsidy and overseas allowances.
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4.3 Disability allowance
Disability related allowances are intended to address specific instances
where an employee may need to work in circumstances where they are
subject to specific discomforts and/or difficulties. These allowances may
be applied for situations both within Australia and overseas and may be
location and/or duty specific. Examples of disability allowances include,
but are not limited to: duty at sea, hardship, inspection certifying
dangerous goods, marine crew accommodation, self-contained breathing
apparatus, south ocean operations training and working conditions
allowances.
Although they had the highest proportion receiving a disability allowance,
Graduate employees received the lowest median disability allowance of
$530. The highest median disability allowance of $42,096 was at the SES
3 classification.
Particular hardship locations, including overseas, have contributed
significantly to the amounts paid.
In 2013, 3.8% of APS employees received a disability allowance.
Table 4.4 shows that, except for Graduates, non-SES classifications have
lower proportions of employees in receipt of disability allowances
compared to SES. Excluding Graduates, the proportion of employees in
non-SES classifications that received such an allowance ranged from 1.4%
of APS 1 employees to 5.1% of the APS 5 workforce. In contrast, the SES
levels ranged from 5.9% of SES 1 employees to 7.6% of the SES 3
workforce.
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Table 4.4: Disability allowance by classification
Classification
Proportion
who
received
allowance
Employees
with
allowance
Total
employees
P5
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
Average
n
n
%
$
$
$
$
$
$
Graduate
1346
103
7.7
14
100
530
7735
10321
3429
APS 1
1164
16
1.4
19
212
999
2072
2687
1179
APS 2
3544
65
1.8
30
288
2450
3145
18792
3495
APS 3
17548
879
5.0
56
498
1917
17910
44038
11538
APS 4
29656
824
2.8
16
141
1109
3717
18074
4224
APS 5
21191
1076
5.1
20
361
2459
12097
51139
11680
APS 6
32468
1213
3.7
16
157
2054
10238
58374
11467
EL 1
28117
1009
3.6
22
749
9448
42092
88249
24699
EL 2
13050
449
3.4
64
1728
16628
48505
101451
30303
SES 1
1939
115
5.9
1232
23814
41643
78470
119255
53496
SES 2
565
34
6.0
212
22567
35625
53847
95682
39832
SES 3
119
9
7.6
2947
28022
42096
82178
113894
52662
150707
5792
3.8
Total
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
Note: Examples of disability allowances includes but is not limited to: site, hardship: Antarctic, attraction, diving, duty at sea, field work, flying disability, hardship, inspection certifying
dangerous goods, magazine (ammunition), marine crew accommodation, multiple division site, self-contained breathing apparatus, site, sleepover, Southern Ocean deployability, Southern Ocean
operations training, spray equipment operation, task loading, wharf allowance, and working conditions allowances.
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4.4 Additional duties/responsibilities allowance
The additional duties/responsibility allowances include, but are not limited
to, First Aid Officer, Fire Warden and Workplace Health & Safety Officer
allowances. Additional duties data does not include higher duties or partial
higher duties. For information on higher duties, see Section 4.1.
The classifications which tend to have additional duties that attract an
allowance are at the APS 5, APS 3 and APS 6 levels, in order of the
classification with the highest proportion of employees who received such
an allowance. The non-SES classifications with the lowest proportion of
employees who received additional duties allowance in 2013 were the
Graduate and EL 2 classifications.
The median amounts paid were generally consistent across all non-SES
classifications. This may be a reflection of enterprise agreement provisions
providing allowances of similar value for the additional duties, based on
the duty not the classifications. The range of amounts paid for an
additional duty varies depending on the nature of the additional duty. For
example First Aid Officer and Fire Warden duties attract a lesser amount
compared to Use of Force allowance. However First Aid Officer and Fire
Warden duties are more numerous and hence represent the values at P5,
Q1, median and Q3 in Table 4.5.
The average amounts paid reduced in 2013 compared with 2012 across all
classifications except for Graduates and APS 4.
The proportion of the whole workforce that received an additional duties
allowance in 2013 has remained unchanged from 2012.
The additional duties at the SES classifications are a reflection of the need
in some agencies for SES level employees to be available at all times to
take on additional duties at times of crisis. This is more likely to occur in
agencies with a presence overseas.
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Table 4.5: Additional duties/responsibilities allowance by classification
Classification
Proportion
who
received
allowance
Employees
with
allowance
Total
employees
P5
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
Average
n
n
%
$
$
$
$
$
$
Graduate
1346
3
0.2
320
320
572
702
702
531
APS 1
1164
71
6.1
364
520
520
627
1881
718
APS 2
3544
301
8.5
352
520
576
699
2134
795
APS 3
17548
1769
10.1
314
486
613
1500
2909
1154
APS 4
29656
2590
8.7
314
522
627
627
1255
629
APS 5
21191
2431
11.5
333
520
605
702
2886
852
APS 6
32468
3137
9.7
333
496
605
691
1618
714
EL 1
28117
2244
8.0
333
496
576
676
1226
774
EL 2
13050
704
5.4
364
522
624
930
13983
2540
SES 1
1939
38
2.0
261
522
3392
8595
21855
5893
SES 2
565
10
1.8
454
750
6376
16580
30448
10063
SES 3
119
0
0.0
.
.
.
.
.
.
150707
13298
8.8
Total
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
Note: Examples of an additional duties/responsibilities allowance includes, but is not limited to: first aid, warden, supervisory, Fire Warden, Occupational Health and Safety Representative,
patent examiner translation, special duties, use of force, Workplace Harassment Contact Officer, workplace responsibility, workplace support allowance.
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5. Additional information
The following section provides information on remuneration outcomes by
employment instrument, by sex and by employment category.
5.1 Employment instrument
An APS employee may have their terms and conditions set by one of the
following primary employment instruments:
 Enterprise agreements (EA);
 Australian Workplace Agreements (AWA);
 Public Service Act Determinations (s24(1) and (3)) (PSAD); or
 Common law arrangements (CLA).
A secondary employment instrument, an individual flexibility arrangement
(IFA), may be used to vary the terms and conditions of an enterprise
agreement subject to the employee being better off overall than they would
have if no IFA was agreed to.
Employees in the non-SES classifications are usually employed under an
EA with very small numbers at these levels using AWAs, PSADs and
CLAs. There has continued to be a slow a reduction in the number of
AWAs with only 190 remaining in the APS. There has been in increase in
the number of PSADs and CLAs from 2012 to 2013 though the increase
for CLAs was very small.
As shown in Table 5.1, the most commonly used primary employment
instrument at the SES levels was a PSAD.
For non-SES classifications, PSADs tended to deliver a lower median Base
Salary compared with other employment instruments (shown in Table 5.2).
Note that at the non-SES classifications PSADs are used as a short-term
interim instrument during periods of structural change, such as machinery
of government changes. CLAs provided the highest median salary
outcomes at the non-SES classifications, but CLAs are used rarely with EL
2 having the highest use of only 0.4%.
At the SES classifications, Table 5.2 shows there is no pattern as to which
instrument provided the highest median value. At SES 1 it was AWAs,
SES 2 AWAs, and at the SES 3 classification CLAs provided the highest
median Base Salary. There was little difference between the median values
provided by AWAs, PSADs and CLAs.
Note: to facilitate the machinery of government (MoG) changes in 2013
after the change of government, an overarching Public Service Act
Determination (s24 (3)) was put in place. As this determination, in effect,
retained the terms and conditions of the pre-MoG enterprise agreements,
employees covered by the determination, have been identified as having an
enterprise agreement as their primary employment instrument.
As at 31 December 2013, IFAs were in place for 3,295 APS employees, up
from 3,184 in 2012. At the non-SES classifications IFAs were used most
commonly at the EL 2 level with 1,806 or 13.8% of EL 2 employees. This
has risen from 1,652 reported in 2012.
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Table 5.1: Proportion of employees by employment instrument and classification
Primary
Classification
EA
AWA
Secondary
PSAD
CLA
IFA
n
%
n
%
n
%
n
%
n
%
Graduate
1339
99.5
.
.
7
0.5
.
.
3
0.2
APS 1
1163
99.9
.
.
1
0.1
.
.
.
0.0
APS 2
3543
100.0
1
0.0
.
.
.
.
6
0.2
APS 3
17519
99.8
.
.
24
0.1
5
0.0
23
0.1
APS 4
29621
99.9
1
0.0
24
0.1
10
0.0
90
0.3
APS 5
21083
99.5
5
0.0
89
0.4
14
0.1
135
0.6
APS 6
32313
99.5
8
0.0
125
0.4
22
0.1
371
1.1
EL 1
27857
99.1
20
0.1
173
0.6
67
0.2
859
3.1
EL 2
12787
98.0
39
0.3
168
1.3
56
0.4
1806
13.8
SES 1
15
0.8
69
3.6
1547
79.8
308
15.9
1
0.1
SES 2
7
1.2
37
6.6
429
75.9
92
16.3
1
0.2
SES 3
.
.
10
8.4
94
79.0
15
12.6
.
0.0
147247
97.7
190
0.1
2681
1.8
589
0.4
3295
2.2
Total
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
Note: EA = Enterprise Agreement
AWA = Australian Workplace Agreement
PSAD = Public Service Act Determinations (PS Act s24(1) & s24(3))
CLA = Common Law Arrangement
IFA = Individual Flexibility Arrangement
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Table 5.2: Base Salary by primary employment instrument: Graduate to APS 5
Base Salary
Employment instrument
EA
Graduate
P95
$
$
57450
60871
63236
65338
.
.
.
.
.
PSAD
7
62948
62948
62948
62948
62948
CLA
0
.
.
.
.
.
1163
36886
42334
45263
48533
49697
AWA
0
.
.
.
.
.
PSAD
1
42866
42866
42866
42866
42866
CLA
0
.
.
.
.
.
3543
49009
52291
54588
55096
56435
AWA
1
59311
59311
59311
59311
59311
PSAD
0
.
.
.
.
.
CLA
0
.
.
.
.
.
17519
55251
59318
61512
62492
62560
AWA
0
.
.
.
.
.
PSAD
24
56430
58776
58776
59264
62605
5
60988
60988
62379
62379
65256
29621
63058
66977
69038
69239
70144
AWA
1
79400
79400
79400
79400
79400
PSAD
24
63096
65648
67145
68943
68943
EA
CLA
10
67892
67892
70602
79400
79400
21083
69185
72806
74331
75208
76407
AWA
5
71260
71386
72440
84329
92057
PSAD
89
67774
69218
72458
74451
83787
CLA
14
60229
71808
80550
82437
93578
EA
APS 5
Q3
$
53652
CLA
APS 4
Median
$
0
EA
APS 3
Q1
$
1339
EA
APS 2
P5
n
AWA
EA
APS 1
Employees
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Table 5.3: Base Salary by primary employment instrument: APS 6 to SES 3
Base Salary
Employment instrument
EA
APS 6
AWA
PSAD
CLA
EA
EL 1
Q3
P95
$
$
$
32313
78070
84318
86844
88867
89400
8
64031
82785
83451
96515
107310
125
76193
83488
85178
86923
89478
22
62615
84220
95585
98793
110727
99769
105362
108013
108796
115572
102136
104968
111747
168057
211151
PSAD
173
95944
105269
108833
113475
122204
67
103957
187690
193299
199075
234612
12787
120325
129777
133777
136842
150468
AWA
39
123762
132053
138555
188665
399017
PSAD
168
117732
131477
134890
140677
148759
CLA
56
142314
167855
211979
252731
348624
EA
15
159125
159125
159125
159125
170781
AWA
69
158208
174029
184576
204797
220540
1547
154500
170616
177965
191220
207972
308
155035
172670
181214
197280
212074
7
193953
193953
193953
193953
228797
AWA
37
195123
211851
233300
251943
433834
PSAD
429
201853
222174
229949
241715
266239
91
195621
214162
230000
252670
267919
0
.
.
.
.
.
AWA
10
266855
279501
301399
352984
399040
PSAD
94
259081
287350
297744
325167
388467
CLA
15
284109
288249
310000
317331
553394
CLA
EA
CLA
EA
SES 3
Median
$
20
PSAD
SES 2
Q1
$
27857
EA
SES 1
P5
n
AWA
CLA
EL 2
Employees
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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5.2 Remuneration data by sex
This section provides information on the key remuneration components
based on sex by classification level. Reporting on this dimension
commenced in 2008 and the 2013 Report continues this time series.
Table 5.4 provides data on women’s median base salary as a proportion of
men’s Base Salary. In 2013, women’s Base Salary as a proportion of
men’s Base Salary was 100% or over at five classifications and varied
from 96.1% at the APS 1 classification to 100.4% at the APS 3 level.
There were no significant differences between the sexes across the three
key remuneration components: Base Salary, TRP and Total Reward across
all classification levels at the median values. Across the 5th to 95th
percentiles, the only variation is some deviation towards women at the 5th
percentile, and towards men at the 95th percentile at the SES 3 level.
Table 5.4: Median Base Salary and comparison by sex
Median Base Salary
Classification
Men
Women
Women as %
of Men
Graduate
61288
59773
97.5
APS 1
46790
44969
96.1
APS 2
54588
54588
100.0
APS 3
61275
61512
100.4
APS 4
69038
69239
100.3
APS 5
74331
74451
100.2
APS 6
86844
86844
100.0
EL 1
108291
107970
99.7
EL 2
133905
133014
99.3
SES 1
178500
177500
99.4
SES 2
229949
228711
99.5
SES 3
300700
300000
99.8
Source: Table 5.5
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Table 5.5: Base Salary by sex
Classification
Graduate
APS1
APS2
APS3
Sex
APS6
EL1
EL2
SES 1
SES 2
SES 3
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
$
$
$
$
$
Men
651
53652
57965
61288
63236
65338
Women
695
53652
56718
59773
63236
65029
Men
529
37985
43216
46790
48533
49697
Women
635
36886
41571
44969
48533
48613
Men
1214
48945
52084
54588
55096
56435
Women
2330
49023
52351
54588
55096
56435
Men
6075
55251
59310
61275
61970
62560
11473
55485
59318
61512
62492
62560
9333
62867
66904
69038
69239
70144
20323
63197
67139
69239
69239
70144
8697
69318
72806
74331
75208
76407
Women
12494
69145
72806
74451
75208
76407
Men
14740
78104
84473
86844
88306
89501
Women
17728
78054
83930
86844
89217
89400
Men
14289
100121
105362
108291
108796
115572
Women
13828
98827
105148
107970
108796
115778
Men
7626
120530
130545
133905
137700
151234
Women
5424
119726
128819
133014
136354
147296
Men
1142
156374
173066
178500
191220
214737
Women
797
154500
170224
177500
190983
208500
Men
358
201562
222174
229949
244078
270530
Women
206
198172
217272
228711
242000
267920
Men
84
266855
285074
300700
327885
399040
Women
35
277023
287350
300000
313284
327504
Women
Women
Men
APS5
P5
n
Men
APS4
Employees
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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Table 5.6: TRP by sex
Classification
Graduate
APS1
APS2
APS3
Sex
APS6
EL1
EL2
SES 1
SES 2
SES 3
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
$
$
$
$
$
Men
651
61914
66981
70245
72974
75109
Women
695
61914
66297
69485
72974
75510
Men
529
43716
50151
53959
56875
59288
Women
635
42566
48346
52649
56007
58732
Men
1214
56556
60506
63580
65035
67593
Women
2330
56573
60989
63580
65172
67352
Men
6075
63696
68965
71955
73807
77507
11473
64030
68982
71944
73586
76066
9333
72589
77478
79902
81771
84535
20323
72974
77521
79902
81771
83143
8697
80081
85251
86844
88959
92362
Women
12494
79821
84443
86810
88821
91768
Men
14740
90601
98135
101424
104873
108494
Women
17728
90411
97823
101429
104895
107790
Men
14289
115618
123403
126149
127744
137827
Women
13828
114210
122782
125803
127844
137548
Men
7626
141133
153154
157033
165149
185591
Women
5424
139076
151346
156931
162930
178807
Men
1142
205713
225435
236479
248240
266948
Women
797
204300
223101
234372
245974
260832
Men
359
259756
282934
297067
309484
345108
Women
206
256855
277992
293486
310832
335014
Men
84
330758
359670
378565
407065
485724
Women
35
345095
367076
381528
396677
409380
Women
Women
Men
APS5
P5
n
Men
APS4
Employees
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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Table 5.7: TR by sex
Classification
Graduate
APS1
APS2
APS3
Sex
APS6
EL1
EL2
SES 1
SES 2
SES 3
Q1
Median
Q3
P95
$
$
$
$
$
Men
651
61914
66981
70245
72974
75593
Women
695
61914
66297
69485
72974
75764
Men
529
43716
50151
54203
57334
60175
Women
635
42566
48408
52721
56571
59314
Men
1214
56556
60866
64815
65913
68394
Women
2330
56695
61183
64626
65941
68085
Men
6075
63719
68993
72354
74607
78746
11473
64030
69163
72566
74368
77058
9333
72874
77978
80985
82921
85292
20323
73304
77978
81018
82921
84098
8697
80206
85542
87582
89777
93262
Women
12494
79839
84678
87290
89574
92364
Men
14740
90797
98393
101887
105803
109370
Women
17728
90729
98135
101849
105816
108613
Men
14289
116263
123903
127298
129024
139112
Women
13828
114682
122976
126916
128985
138767
Men
7626
141645
154398
158658
167230
189889
Women
5424
139330
152156
158277
166006
182055
Men
1142
207391
226492
237311
251097
270141
Women
797
206920
224791
235429
247120
263939
Men
359
261576
284706
297353
311388
347316
Women
206
263371
283015
297011
312890
335757
Men
84
330758
360908
382074
407394
485724
Women
35
345095
368196
385899
401289
426194
Women
Women
Men
APS5
P5
n
Men
APS4
Employees
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5.3 Employment category
APS employees may be engaged on either an ongoing or non-ongoing
basis. Table 5.8 provides detail on the Base Salary by employment
category and classification. Note, casual employees (non-ongoing
employed for duties that are irregular or intermittent) have been excluded.
The number of non-ongoing employees reported at 31 December 2013 was
lower than 31 December 2012. For official APS population data, please see
the APSC snAPShots December 2013 online publication.
At the non-SES classifications, with the exception of the APS 1
classification, employees were overwhelmingly engaged on an ongoing
basis. This is consistent with the Public Service Act 1999 s22(3) that “the
usual basis for engagement is as an ongoing APS employee”.
The median Base Salary for employees engaged on an ongoing basis was
consistently higher than non-ongoing employees with the exception of the
SES 1 and 3 classifications. As engagement on a non-ongoing basis is time
limited, there is not the same time available for these employees to move
up salary spans. Hence the trend of higher median Base Salaries for
employees engaged on an on-going basis is not unexpected.
At the APS 1 classification, 70.7% of employees are employed on an
ongoing basis. APS 2, 3 and SES 3 have non-ongoing employee
populations of between 9.0% and 11.1%. All other classifications have
fewer than 4% of employees as non-ongoing
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Table 5.8: Base Salary by employment category and classification
Employees
Classification
P5
NOG
OG
Q1
NOG
OG
Median
NOG
OG
Q3
NOG
OG
P95
NOG
OG
Average
NOG
OG
NOG
OG
n
n
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
1346
.
53652
.
57513
.
60871
.
63236
.
65029
.
60065
.
APS 1
823
341
38375
36424
44947
39925
47567
44650
48533
44969
49697
46872
46063
42661
APS 2
3197
347
50206
47354
53225
49009
55028
49747
55096
50903
56435
54564
54145
50137
APS 3
15956
1592
56069
53937
59933
54964
61512
56069
62492
58032
62560
61275
60869
56711
APS 4
28765
891
63983
60428
67139
61304
69205
63178
69239
64839
70144
68151
68137
63430
APS 5
20482
709
69395
67312
72806
68948
74331
69699
75208
72856
76407
75252
73993
70740
APS 6
31580
888
78547
74321
84609
77289
86844
81769
88893
86062
89400
89217
86071
81818
EL 1
27400
717
100121
92801
105362
98583
108013
103393
108796
107951
115572
115778
107501
103920
EL 2
12639
411
120325
113950
129878
126787
133777
133777
137188
140471
150691
183891
135165
137428
SES 1
1908
31
155035
155530
171460
161756
178330
182439
191220
193323
211334
220540
181518
184840
SES 2
545
19
201000
208711
221710
218545
229949
224071
244007
233466
267800
300000
233500
232873
SES 3
107
12
266855
244328
286500
287350
300000
333957
320000
370878
371315
408617
308180
332236
Graduate
Total
144748
5958
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
Note: OG = Ongoing employees—includes employees who are employed under PS Act s22(2)(a)
NOG = Non-ongoing employees—only includes employees who are on specified term/specified task PS Act s22(2)(b). Employees under s22(2)(c), commonly known as casuals,
are excluded.
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6. Historical data
Section 6 provides historical data on the:
 median Base Salary for all classifications since 2003;
 percentage change in median Base Salary for all classifications
since 2004; and
 percentage change in median Total Reward by classification since
2004.
When considering the historical data, changes in methodology over the
reported period needs to be taken into account. Prior to 2010 when all
agencies were required to provide remuneration data, participation in the
APS Remuneration surveys was voluntary. While agency participation
rates consistently increased over the decade, the composition of which
agencies participated could vary between years. In 2011 the data collection
changed from being managed by a private contractor to being the
responsibility of the Australian Public Service Commission. Changes in
the collection and treatment of data have occurred across the entire period
that APS remuneration data has been reported on.
Over the last decade, median Base Salaries have consistently increased.
The greatest increase in median Base Salary was reported in 2009 with
increases of 6.4% at the non-SES classifications to 6.2% at the SES and an
overall increase of 6.4%. The smallest increase in median Base Salaries
was in 2011 with increases of 2.4% at the non-SES classifications and
4.1% at the SES and a 2.5% overall increase.
The greatest increase in median Total Reward was recorded in 2012 with
increases of 6.5% at the non-SES classifications, 4.9% at the SES and an
overall increase of 6.5%. Consistent with median Base Salaries, the
smallest year-to-year increase in median Total Reward was in 2011 with
increases of 3.0% at the non-SES classifications, 3.1% at the SES
classifications and overall increase of 3.0%.
There has been a significant increase in sample size from between 22,000
to 29,000 records reported in the years prior to 2009, to 120,000 records in
2009. In 2011 the Report moved from a sample methodology to census.
That is, since 2011 all relevant records submitted have been reported on in
the Remuneration Reports.
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Figure 6.1: Median Base Salary by classification: Graduate to EL 1, 2004-13
120000
EL 1
100000
APS 6
80000
APS 5
APS 4
$
APS 3
60000
Graduate
APS 2
APS 1
40000
20000
0
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
Source: Table 6.1
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Figure 6.2: Median Base Salary by classification: EL and SES, 2004-13
350000
300000
SES 3
250000
SES 2
200000
$
SES 1
150000
EL 2
EL 1
100000
50000
0
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Source: Table 6.1
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Table 6.1: Median Base Salary by classification: 2003-13
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
Graduate
38402
40000
41000
43412
45902
49753
51370
53040
55162
56944
60871
APS 1
31471
32893
33935
35371
36040
37371
40659
41148
41151
43944
45263
APS 2
36439
37807
39028
40300
40786
43682
47680
49233
50471
52998
54588
APS 3
40550
42452
43923
45345
46542
49000
52327
54577
56215
59677
61512
APS 4
45688
47301
48944
50833
52812
55343
58949
61299
63243
66923
69038
APS 5
49941
52018
53931
56400
58825
61000
64728
67017
68092
72487
74331
APS 6
58164
60421
62775
65519
68000
70580
74969
77824
79555
84478
86844
EL 1
72035
74787
77767
80921
84875
88270
93826
97275
99378
104825
108013
EL 2
88361
92072
96063
100000
105299
110400
117127
120840
124140
130460
133777
SES 1
109000
116543
122000
127945
135000
141651
149987
158277
164586
172000
178330
SES 2
137088
145296
151108
159856
168422
178276
189633
200726
209318
221266
229949
SES 3
170000
179883
187500
198994
211000
226000
248000
261910
273383
282931
300000
Classification
2013
Source: 2003–2010 APS Remuneration Surveys and 2011–2013 APS Remuneration Reports
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Table 6.2: Percentage change in median Base Salary by classification group: 2004-13
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
Grad, APS1 - APS 3
4.3
3.3
3.7
2.6
6.0
7.1
3.9
2.8
5.8
3.3
APS4 - APS6
3.8
3.7
4.3
4.0
4.1
6.3
3.8
2.4
6.1
2.9
EL
4.0
4.2
4.1
5.1
4.4
6.2
3.5
2.3
5.4
2.9
Non-SES
4.0
3.8
4.1
4.1
4.6
6.4
3.7
2.4
5.9
2.9
SES
6.7
4.5
5.1
5.5
5.2
6.2
5.6
4.1
4.7
3.8
All
4.3
3.9
4.2
4.2
4.6
6.4
3.8
2.5
5.8
3.0
Classification
Source: 2003–2010 APS Remuneration Surveys and 2011–2013 APS Remuneration Reports
Table 6.3: Percentage change in median TR by classification group: 2004-13
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
Grad, APS1 - APS 3
4.0
3.9
4.3
2.6
6.8
6.2
4.6
3.2
6.4
3.9
APS4 - APS6
4.3
3.4
4.5
4.7
4.3
5.3
3.6
3.1
6.7
3.3
EL
2.6
4.5
3.9
5.4
4.7
3.6
3.0
2.5
6.2
3.0
Non-SES
3.6
3.9
4.3
4.5
5.0
5.0
3.7
3.0
6.5
3.3
SES
7.0
2.9
5.4
5.5
4.2
2.6
2.2
3.1
4.9
2.8
All
3.9
3.9
4.3
4.6
4.9
4.9
3.6
3.0
6.5
3.3
Classification
Source: 2003–2010 APS Remuneration Surveys and 2011–2013 APS Remuneration Reports
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Figure 6.3: Percentage change in median Base Salary by classification group: 2004-13
8
7
Grad, APS1 - APS3
6
5
SES
Per cent
EL
APS4 - APS6
4
3
2
1
0
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
Source: Table 6.2
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Figure 6.4: Percentage change in median TR by classification group: 2004-13
8
7
APS4 - APS6
6
SES
Grad, APS1 - APS3
Per cent
5
4
3
EL
2
1
0
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
Source: Table 6.3
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7. Remuneration findings by classification
Table 7.1: Remuneration findings for Graduate
Em ployees
n
1346
Min
$
41212
P5
$
53652
Q1
$
57513
Median
$
60871
Q3
$
63236
P95
$
65029
Max
$
71025
Average
$
60065
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
1346
0
0
85
81
3
1346
6111
.
.
656
10
723
47323
8143
.
.
656
100
723
61914
8703
.
.
656
300
723
66370
9016
.
.
656
400
723
69966
9738
.
.
656
400
878
72974
10734
.
.
656
503
878
75469
15694
.
.
656
644
878
81963
9186
.
.
656
352
774
69316
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
0
8
74
2
0
1346
.
2600
200
500
.
47323
.
2600
200
500
.
61914
.
2600
750
500
.
66370
.
2600
750
500
.
69966
.
2600
750
500
.
72974
.
2600
750
500
.
75593
.
2600
800
500
.
81963
.
2600
722
500
.
69371
3
27
0
0
0
0
30
320
19
.
.
.
.
19
320
50
.
.
.
.
50
320
732
.
.
.
.
702
572
1747
.
.
.
.
1518
702
4502
.
.
.
.
4167
702
9431
.
.
.
.
9431
702
11232
.
.
.
.
11232
531
2904
.
.
.
.
2667
176
50
228
103
406
0
0
782
1346
16
46
19
7
92
.
.
19
47823
22
139
210
14
200
.
.
88
61914
52
230
519
100
300
.
.
300
66603
111
364
529
530
500
.
.
600
70356
352
602
1299
7735
600
.
.
778
73306
3707
917
5000
10321
600
.
.
5801
77974
9632
3770
6347
14178
700
.
.
14178
97235
623
492
1369
3429
460
.
.
1261
70164
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
2013 APS Remuneration Report
59
Table 7.2: Remuneration findings for APS 1
Em ployees
n
1164
Min
$
29280
P5
$
36886
Q1
$
42334
Median
$
45263
Q3
$
48533
P95
$
49697
Max
$
69693
Average
$
45066
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
1164
0
0
0
70
1
1164
3029
.
.
.
3
1875
33789
5665
.
.
.
9
1875
43057
6718
.
.
.
47
1875
48940
7362
.
.
.
151
1875
53349
8357
.
.
.
200
1875
56099
10306
.
.
.
322
1875
58810
13069
.
.
.
435
1875
78847
7537
.
.
.
142
1875
52613
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
106
14
219
169
7
1164
494
2055
88
500
500
33789
906
2055
88
500
500
43057
1235
2055
476
500
500
48940
1235
2167
650
500
750
53428
1235
2648
700
500
750
56863
1235
6532
750
500
750
59718
1235
6532
1000
500
750
79997
1185
2647
584
500
679
52940
71
1
0
0
0
0
72
314
451
.
.
.
.
314
364
451
.
.
.
.
364
520
451
.
.
.
.
520
520
451
.
.
.
.
520
627
451
.
.
.
.
627
1881
451
.
.
.
.
1881
3900
451
.
.
.
.
3900
718
451
.
.
.
.
714
133
10
73
16
151
0
1
329
1164
24
128
76
19
150
.
39
24
34189
27
128
304
19
250
.
39
28
43171
28
358
1292
212
300
.
39
272
49500
110
12712
2975
999
300
.
39
300
53857
275
12962
6870
2072
300
.
39
766
57580
4371
13330
14869
2687
600
.
39
12594
60983
8777
13330
26016
2687
739
.
39
35789
93254
566
9077
4827
1179
339
.
39
1789
53489
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
2013 APS Remuneration Report
60
Table 7.3: Remuneration findings for APS 2
Em ployees
n
3544
Min
$
39919
P5
$
49009
Q1
$
52291
Median
$
54588
Q3
$
55096
P95
$
56435
Max
$
69668
Average
$
53752
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
3544
0
0
21
217
8
3544
3372
.
.
656
20
273
47285
7402
.
.
656
52
273
56556
8133
.
.
656
150
823
60826
8743
.
.
656
255
1928
63580
9947
.
.
1800
300
2129
65110
11516
.
.
2033
4800
6637
67461
18736
.
.
2626
27118
6637
92704
9081
.
.
1033
757
2084
62891
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
841
167
941
335
77
3544
300
670
10
500
500
47285
867
2102
381
500
500
56611
1235
2600
650
500
500
61124
1235
2600
700
500
500
64635
1235
2600
700
500
750
65921
1235
2741
750
500
750
68211
4366
5419
1100
500
750
93939
1199
2602
648
500
617
63531
301
11
0
0
0
4
314
50
386
.
.
.
1040
50
352
386
.
.
.
1040
352
520
913
.
.
.
1580
520
576
1600
.
.
.
8311
576
699
1819
.
.
.
26501
704
2134
9631
.
.
.
38501
2710
7800
9631
.
.
.
38501
38501
795
2456
.
.
.
14041
1027
742
46
217
65
739
1
6
1460
3544
1
28
38
9
80
1119
36
1
47285
27
75
720
30
200
1119
36
28
56916
55
174
1595
288
300
1119
74
300
61408
189
184
3765
2450
300
1119
74
354
64815
525
295
4961
3145
300
1119
74
736
66719
3186
1096
14021
18792
600
1119
74
5666
69495
19583
4573
103891
29904
700
1119
74
103891
168706
674
367
4948
3495
335
1119
67
1416
64205
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
2013 APS Remuneration Report
61
Table 7.4: Remuneration findings for APS 3
Em ployees
n
17548
Min
$
46790
P5
$
55251
Q1
$
59318
Median
$
61512
Q3
$
62492
P95
$
62560
Max
$
73474
Average
$
60492
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
17548
56
0
86
632
132
17548
0
5330
.
51
2
2
55325
8306
7454
.
656
45
88
63859
9235
10204
.
656
112
505
68982
9758
11816
.
656
237
1175
71951
11311
12929
.
656
281
1784
73625
14933
16995
.
1800
600
4432
76953
22430
20485
.
2626
7477
6429
92164
10538
11861
.
858
329
1406
71094
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
2648
167
6366
3258
54
17548
75
870
19
500
500
55325
723
1500
65
500
500
63940
1235
2600
480
500
500
69101
1235
2600
698
500
750
72514
1337
2600
800
500
750
74386
2573
3500
800
500
750
78138
4502
7000
1300
500
750
96129
1318
2668
590
500
644
71628
1769
332
0
1
1
2
2027
5
153
.
4942
3203
1084
14
314
605
.
4942
3203
1084
333
486
950
.
4942
3203
1084
537
613
1049
.
4942
3203
4434
650
1500
2547
.
4942
3203
7783
2020
2909
3246
.
4942
3203
7783
2909
12288
3342
.
4942
3203
7783
12288
1154
1555
.
4942
3203
4434
1270
5698
2698
2516
879
4234
2
31
10502
17548
0
1
7
4
3
1857
15
1
56953
27
130
557
56
216
1857
33
27
64391
54
130
1022
498
300
1857
71
278
69605
163
184
1113
1917
300
12453
81
484
73036
503
253
1745
17910
300
23050
254
1279
75004
8597
626
11464
44038
600
23050
740
13507
82339
28096
7980
49058
60294
2087
23050
774
68424
158571
1179
273
2852
11538
330
12453
200
2495
73267
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
2013 APS Remuneration Report
62
Table 7.5: Remuneration findings for APS 4
Em ployees
n
29656
Min
$
49619
P5
$
63058
Q1
$
66977
Median
$
69038
Q3
$
69239
P95
$
70144
Max
$
86738
Average
$
67995
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
29656
32
0
171
784
209
29656
0
6233
.
271
19
2
61916
9559
8806
.
656
45
154
72929
10366
11083
.
656
136
705
77478
11184
11969
.
656
270
1323
79902
12532
13529
.
656
300
2311
81771
14087
17782
.
2626
2527
6359
83549
39752
20213
.
7627
18153
15686
108375
11542
12425
.
927
660
1982
79587
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
1636
108
14461
14764
215
29656
237
800
13
500
500
61916
593
1500
616
500
500
73077
1235
2600
650
500
750
77978
1235
2600
650
500
750
81018
1235
3409
750
500
750
82921
3332
4926
800
500
750
84416
5839
5419
1300
1283
750
108375
1307
2825
679
500
712
80255
2590
666
1
0
0
9
3201
6
44
1560
.
.
1944
6
314
500
1560
.
.
1944
314
522
1520
1560
.
.
2079
572
627
2547
1560
.
.
3328
627
627
2547
1560
.
.
8038
913
1255
2547
1560
.
.
21627
2547
5018
16432
1560
.
.
21627
21627
629
2221
1560
.
.
6052
988
10101
1350
1175
824
5505
10
30
14762
29656
0
0
7
5
0
500
50
0
61916
27
72
331
16
150
500
50
27
73598
54
184
1015
141
300
500
91
136
78341
139
200
2506
1109
300
2379
91
300
81302
515
358
6343
3717
300
3460
250
692
83111
2635
1170
13934
18074
600
4000
795
5832
86243
28397
10589
28494
177180
3311
4000
795
190643
271752
809
399
4366
4224
327
2114
211
1297
81007
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
2013 APS Remuneration Report
63
Table 7.6: Remuneration findings for APS 5
Em ployees
n
21191
Min
$
60229
P5
$
69185
Q1
$
72806
Median
$
74331
Q3
$
75208
P95
$
76407
Max
$
103175
Average
$
73885
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
21191
30
0
599
1064
275
21191
0
7123
.
21
0
3
65800
10416
9221
.
656
50
280
79878
11277
10154
.
656
170
723
84657
12106
11539
.
656
281
1317
86826
13726
12520
.
656
400
2281
88821
16705
16482
.
778
3189
5702
91911
46859
17252
.
5437
28785
19391
124676
12702
11558
.
751
679
1890
86683
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
3828
165
4595
3312
350
21191
79
800
103
500
500
67893
856
1500
300
500
500
79954
1268
3500
650
500
750
85001
1268
3500
750
500
750
87394
1459
3500
1000
500
750
89629
1632
5419
1000
500
750
92696
10028
12440
1485
800
1625
124676
1449
3581
785
500
735
87233
2431
447
0
5
0
7
2781
4
174
.
1425
.
272
6
333
500
.
1425
.
272
333
520
976
.
3324
.
598
537
605
2433
.
4956
.
3000
627
702
3342
.
5258
.
11459
933
2886
9085
.
7011
.
13608
3396
133431
40644
.
7011
.
13608
133431
852
3093
.
4395
.
5184
1263
4027
1296
1787
1076
4324
7
59
9184
21191
0
1
4
4
10
400
14
1
67893
27
66
321
20
175
400
14
28
80245
54
130
1085
361
250
666
100
220
85770
165
252
1642
2459
300
1088
249
352
88142
1058
358
5522
12097
300
4000
669
1578
90487
7038
948
18416
51139
600
5099
966
14431
96399
58741
9159
57410
146602
2827
5099
1065
159791
253053
1442
349
4668
11680
307
1976
375
3106
88745
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
2013 APS Remuneration Report
64
Table 7.7: Remuneration findings for APS 6
Em ployees
n
32468
Min
$
61989
P5
$
78054
Q1
$
84318
Median
$
86844
Q3
$
88867
P95
$
89400
Max
$
119266
Average
$
85954
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
32468
19
0
309
1804
383
32468
0
7729
.
50
4
13
67723
11785
7729
.
656
61
273
90509
13079
8784
.
656
190
655
97919
14579
12165
.
656
344
1308
101429
16017
14168
.
656
633
2302
104895
18774
18134
.
3059
6000
6908
108075
38421
18134
.
5768
115065
23357
216752
14739
12008
.
971
1752
2047
100831
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
4680
271
8052
5333
1122
32468
61
500
38
500
500
71269
1061
2105
557
500
750
90789
1478
3500
650
500
750
98180
1478
3500
1000
500
750
101849
1692
3500
1100
500
3478
105815
4261
6101
1100
500
3478
108927
28400
19936
1804
21846
5109
218230
1826
3815
875
504
1774
101487
3137
468
86
6
4
18
3620
4
193
2000
2501
42
180
4
333
500
2000
2501
42
180
333
496
1053
2000
2970
61
1486
522
605
2547
2000
6895
124
4372
613
691
4238
2000
16704
11736
13339
809
1618
12442
2000
21060
23304
36306
3798
18295
51712
2000
21060
23304
36306
51712
714
3879
2000
9504
5899
8009
1229
5142
1066
1321
1213
8118
34
94
13591
32468
1
0
1
4
8
400
14
0
71269
27
13
252
16
150
400
29
53
91223
55
130
1108
157
275
2492
116
250
98516
222
253
2268
2054
300
4347
257
300
102630
1635
585
6703
10238
300
4347
488
808
106353
8240
1753
23957
58374
788
9968
860
10054
111588
95383
14149
142864
163938
2838
9968
1814
179213
280737
1835
503
6190
11467
339
4168
381
2574
102702
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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Table 7.8: Remuneration findings for EL 1
Em ployees
n
28117
Min
$
70594
P5
$
99769
Q1
$
105362
Median
$
108013
Q3
$
108796
P95
$
115655
Max
$
275669
Average
$
107410
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
28117
21
4
890
1716
395
28117
0
2912
17000
51
1
4
88202
14873
5797
17000
656
57
21
115275
16690
9818
17000
656
230
133
123031
18413
11562
17000
656
392
539
126019
19695
12740
34583
656
667
768
127792
23611
15004
52166
3630
18655
1640
137707
50270
22754
52166
16097
145677
10498
318386
18547
11542
25792
1006
4074
638
126258
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
5057
248
6894
2528
1118
28117
9
800
92
500
500
88713
1334
1000
531
500
750
115539
1844
3500
750
500
750
123421
1844
3500
1300
500
750
127068
2118
5419
1300
500
2984
128985
5895
9968
1300
500
4233
138965
37054
15000
1300
5961
5541
318386
2416
4305
1022
512
1635
127092
2244
408
1
25
2
34
2651
2
14
11732
2016
6839
31
2
333
500
11732
2054
6839
397
333
496
1763
11732
4122
6839
1504
520
576
3474
11732
7484
61496
3536
613
676
7280
11732
20950
116153
6769
747
1226
15860
11732
26012
116153
11908
7742
41337
40192
11732
40810
116153
15875
129175
774
5464
11732
11569
61496
4478
1713
2534
631
1146
1009
7398
47
79
10950
28117
2
0
9
7
1
400
8
1
88713
27
7
389
22
195
400
63
132
115927
200
112
1642
749
250
2500
142
299
124157
1183
290
5938
9448
300
4428
447
300
127634
3904
567
20054
42092
300
5292
860
807
129906
12151
1898
53346
88249
600
10000
860
19111
143113
37362
14580
179530
217888
3976
22381
1688
238189
371300
2932
567
14292
24699
326
4805
508
4727
129095
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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Table 7.9: Remuneration findings for EL 2
Em ployees
n
13050
Min
$
103567
P5
$
120325
Q1
$
129878
Median
$
133777
Q3
$
137188
P95
$
151097
Max
$
428213
Average
$
135236
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
13050
68
240
796
1186
2033
13050
0
1097
3714
15
20
18
119465
18389
1821
14431
656
100
679
140094
20989
6255
17000
656
264
1640
152176
22718
11180
23701
2205
400
1640
157033
25081
16491
26000
5072
1639
1640
164358
30130
26000
26000
7627
22778
1640
182600
330764
26336
30000
21062
290339
8455
459495
23415
11912
21647
2952
4725
1553
159962
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
3259
151
3035
905
459
13050
56
400
93
500
500
119465
2002
1000
650
500
750
140481
2279
3500
750
500
750
153177
2571
5419
1250
500
750
158519
6426
7365
1250
500
875
166623
15662
18096
1250
500
5236
186791
482069
33718
1300
5000
7200
935282
6518
6710
1003
535
1794
162001
704
264
16
38
3
34
1010
8
31
1971
1111
15
763
8
364
575
1971
1971
15
775
364
522
2559
5400
6618
15
3536
572
624
6818
9968
8461
1372
9228
783
930
13635
36825
12675
7760
14597
7000
13983
37362
81718
27304
7760
22816
22816
61402
136354
81718
80089
7760
32077
136354
2540
10927
21214
11565
3049
9668
5732
680
568
509
449
3155
54
25
4762
13050
25
0
20
18
11
400
98
0
119465
55
8
529
64
200
728
162
150
141345
632
148
2323
1728
270
3221
177
300
154206
2364
360
10475
16628
300
4640
573
300
159478
5376
731
36445
48505
300
9968
860
888
168416
11584
1997
74225
101451
600
22332
860
43545
200323
33415
11960
153608
208521
5515
53316
1756
235850
935282
3926
640
22261
30303
334
7591
569
6184
164701
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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Table 7.10: Remuneration findings for SES 1
Em ployees
n
1939
Min
$
118510
P5
$
155035
Q1
$
171348
Median
$
178330
Q3
$
191220
P95
$
211383
Max
$
314880
Average
$
181571
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
1939
258
1208
885
226
42
1939
8029
1609
1994
42
17
91
163183
24917
6536
21623
656
226
230
204957
29046
18453
25000
2145
264
682
224320
32100
25000
25250
2985
432
1384
235706
36105
27522
27522
4329
1700
7126
246891
43936
31000
31000
6067
26186
32048
264378
67404
32096
33891
26886
134588
37726
384831
33007
22524
25698
3242
6297
6299
235935
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
242
39
50
5
1
1939
2000
872
750
500
750
163183
3101
1000
750
500
750
206991
7615
1000
750
500
750
225669
10455
1000
750
500
750
236576
15965
5000
750
15000
750
249661
23175
18939
750
20000
750
267722
47391
30000
1250
20000
750
389979
11800
4122
760
7300
750
237530
38
67
2
3
2
0
102
249
71
5000
6700
416
.
267
261
530
5000
6700
416
.
494
522
1910
5000
6700
416
.
1545
3392
3352
5850
15000
1738
.
3392
8595
6988
6700
17505
3059
.
9224
21855
21451
6700
17505
3059
.
21784
25538
47582
6700
17505
3059
.
47582
5893
6493
5850
13068
1738
.
6993
43
135
154
115
130
17
0
438
1939
123
1
227
151
40
1293
.
1
163183
334
7
972
1232
129
1293
.
149
207823
747
299
11799
23814
200
4869
.
300
227192
2081
933
35526
41643
300
14364
.
2270
238875
3526
1545
50430
78470
300
18460
.
45749
253718
6440
2981
101956
119255
3339
27049
.
128719
302215
7828
37000
229316
219070
3339
27049
.
259850
503954
2377
1529
38530
53496
704
12505
.
28992
244446
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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Table 7.11: Remuneration findings for SES 2
Em ployees
n
564
Min
$
186669
P5
$
201000
Q1
$
221580
Median
$
229949
Q3
$
243841
P95
$
267920
Max
$
544322
Average
$
233479
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
565
100
305
248
71
18
565
17621
3656
2991
656
58
150
33372
31097
8370
21278
656
230
150
259038
36757
16447
26065
1462
400
454
281905
41014
26432
27000
3045
640
660
294968
46863
28744
28000
4224
15328
727
310356
56542
33000
33000
6782
26186
35864
337475
84446
33000
33891
26886
28282
35864
569322
42162
23394
26516
3175
7173
3952
296103
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
73
7
13
0
0
565
3518
1000
750
.
.
33372
4048
1000
750
.
.
263088
12000
1000
750
.
.
284069
20996
1000
750
.
.
297195
23621
3500
750
.
.
312197
36635
4236
750
.
.
338831
633216
4236
750
.
.
1202538
31791
2177
750
.
.
300255
10
14
0
2
1
0
26
454
805
.
8000
18718
.
454
454
805
.
8000
18718
.
750
750
2383
.
8000
18718
.
2383
6376
5713
.
10000
18718
.
7390
16580
13307
.
12000
18718
.
16580
30448
22368
.
12000
18718
.
30448
30448
22368
.
12000
18718
.
30988
10063
8117
.
10000
18718
.
9730
10
55
43
34
33
7
0
140
565
258
3
250
159
135
8451
.
3
33372
258
4
1215
212
150
8451
.
125
263709
982
229
9024
22567
290
13300
.
300
286423
4391
563
40988
35625
300
22790
.
1200
300256
7486
1200
60109
53847
300
48695
.
23088
314376
16424
2091
80278
95682
3339
48695
.
121020
369826
16424
2981
107818
107166
3339
48695
.
159930
1202538
5659
762
36901
39832
839
30270
.
23422
306506
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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Table 7.12: Remuneration findings for SES 3
Em ployees
n
119
Min
$
244328
P5
$
266855
Q1
$
287350
Median
$
300000
Q3
$
323787
P95
$
389949
Max
$
553394
Average
$
310606
Agency superannuation contribution
Cost of motor vehicle
Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
Motor vehicle parking
Personal benefits
Other supplementary payments
Total Rem uneration Package
119
20
62
52
16
1
119
17775
15301
10795
42
252
510
297705
37585
15547
26056
656
252
510
340330
48302
18992
28000
656
468
510
361082
54699
29051
28646
2056
10337
510
379486
60976
30000
30650
3120
17616
510
401289
75302
35000
35000
4722
28282
510
482827
87025
35000
35000
5072
28282
510
578394
54530
26331
28817
2209
10911
510
387012
Performance bonus paid
Retention bonus paid
Productivity bonus
Sign on bonus
Group or w hole of agency performance bonuses and allow ances
Total Rew ard
16
0
3
0
0
119
3941
.
750
.
.
297705
3941
.
750
.
.
340330
22752
.
750
.
.
363787
29157
.
750
.
.
382817
32857
.
750
.
.
405194
400718
.
750
.
.
482827
400718
.
750
.
.
979112
48771
.
750
.
.
393588
0
6
0
0
0
1
7
.
1922
.
.
.
34824
1922
.
1922
.
.
.
34824
1922
.
3352
.
.
.
34824
3352
.
3629
.
.
.
34824
3806
.
7578
.
.
.
34824
13108
.
13108
.
.
.
34824
34824
.
13108
.
.
.
34824
34824
.
5536
.
.
.
34824
9720
1
7
12
9
4
0
0
21
119
437
139
441
2947
250
.
.
139
297705
437
139
441
2947
250
.
.
300
342531
437
260
19148
28022
275
.
.
683
372634
437
857
46071
42096
300
.
.
2306
387749
437
997
64196
82178
350
.
.
91408
409380
437
1200
100754
113894
400
.
.
178847
501944
437
1200
100754
113894
400
.
.
190560
979112
437
673
43837
52662
313
.
.
47924
402617
Base Salary
Additional duties/responsibilities allow ances
Qualifications and/or skills based allow ances
Market related allow ances – specific job
Market related allow ances – specific individual
Superannuation allow ances
Income maintenance allow ance
TR+A (annualised allow ances)
Hours of duty allow ances
Expense allow ances
Geographic/locality allow ances
Disability allow ances
Health and lifestyle allow ances
Individual performance related allow ances
Annual leave loading
TR+A (totalled allow ances)
TR+A
Source: 2013 APS Remuneration Report
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Appendixes
A.1 Methodology
All APS agencies were required to report data for all employees that were
employed under s22 and s72 of the Public Service Act 1999 (PS Act) as at
the 31 December 2013. Although it was collected, data on trainees and
cadets are excluded from the findings in this report. Unless noted in the
tables, ongoing and non-ongoing employees are grouped together.
This report covers most staff employed under s22(a), s22(b) and s72 of the
PS Act as at 31 December 2013 —employees on leave without pay
(LWOP) are excluded. This report excludes Casuals under s22(2)(c),
Locally Engaged Employees under the PS Act s74, Agency Heads, and
office holders whose remuneration is set by the Remuneration Tribunal.
To ensure that the data received was accurate, data from agencies was
checked by APSED staff. Any discrepancies identified were returned to
agencies for correction and resubmission. At the conclusion of the
cleaning process, a summary of the agency’s data was sent to an SES level
employee or Director of HR who certified that their agency’s summary
data was accurate. Only then was the dataset finalised.
Employees who started a graduate program in 2013 are shown as a
‘Graduate’, even if they had advanced to an operational classification by
31 December. For the latter employees, remuneration is at their last day as
a Graduate.
The columns of the tables may not add up because TRP and TR are
calculated separately for each individual employee and it is these values
that determine the median. Therefore, the median TR figure will not
necessarily be the sum of all median values of the components which
make up TR. It will be the median value of TR for all employees.
Data values published in the 2012 APS Remuneration Report have had a
small revision and the revised values have been incorporated in this
Report. Please note that a very small number of values for data as at
December 2012 will not match across the 2012 and the 2013 Reports.
Data in this report should not be used to calculate past or present
populations of the APS. For accurate population data as at December
2013, please refer to the snAPShots data available on the APSC website.
For June data, refer to the APS Statistical Bulletin, also produced by the
APS Commission.
Part-time employees’ data has been changed to full-time equivalent (FTE)
and, for many variables, employees who have worked only part of the year
(though active as at 31 December) have had their data annualised. This
ensures that each employee’s data has equal weighting.
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A.2 Definitions
n
n is the number of employees.
Average
The average is calculated by summing all values and dividing by the total
number of values. This is also known as arithmetical average and mean.
Example: values ranging from 1 to 20 inclusive
Min
(1)
P5
(1.5)
Q1
(5.5)
Median
Mean
(10.5)
Q3
(15.5)
P95
(19.5)
Max
(20)
The following statistical terms are determined by ordering the data values
in ascending order:
0
Median
The median value is the midpoint of all values. It is the point for which
50% of values are below and 50% of values are above.
Q1
The first quartile (Q1) is the point for which 25% of values are below and
75% of values are above.
Q3
The third quartile (Q3) is the point for which 75% of values are below and
25% of values are above.
P5
The 5th percentile (P5) is determined by dividing the distribution of values
into 100 equal parts and then identifying the point where 5% of the values
are below and 95% of values are above.
P95
The 95th percentile (P95) is determined by dividing the distribution of
values into 100 equal parts and then identifying the point where 95% of
the values are below and 5% of values are above.
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10
15
20
The tables in this report were prepared using SAS. There are many
methods used to determine the median, quartiles and percentiles. Where a
data point falls between two values, the method used in this report takes
the mean of those two values.
Base Salary
Base Salary describes the full-time equivalent annualised salary paid to an
employee. It includes salary sacrifice amounts (including pre-tax employee
superannuation contributions made by salary sacrifice) and excludes
bonuses and other benefits.
Total Remuneration Package (TRP)
TRP is defined as being Base Salary plus the value of any benefits
including superannuation and motor vehicles.
TRP = Base Salary
+ Agency superannuation contribution
+ Motor vehicle cost/EVS
+ Cash in lieu of motor vehicle
+ Motor vehicle parking
+ Other benefits
+ Other supplementary payments not otherwise described
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Total Reward (TR)
TR is defined as being TRP plus bonuses.
TR = TRP
+ Actual performance bonus paid in previous 12 months
+ Actual retention bonus payments paid in previous 12 months
+ Productivity bonus
+ Sign on bonuses
+ Group or whole of agency performance bonus and allowances
How to read a box plot:
P95
20% of
the data
values
Median
Total Rewards plus Allowances (TR+A)
TR+A is defined as being TR plus allowances.
TR+A = TR
+ Additional duties/responsibilities allowances
+ Qualifications and/or skills based allowances
+ Market related allowances, specific job
+ Market related allowances, specific individual
+ Superannuation allowances
+ Income maintenance allowance
+ Hours of duty allowances
+ Expense allowances
+ Geographic/locality allowances
+ Disability allowances
+ Health and lifestyle allowances
+ Individual performance related allowances
+ Annual leave loading
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50% of
the data
values
90% of
the data
values
Q1
20% of
the data
values
P5
2012
2013
The size of the squares in relation to each other also reveals how evenly
distributed the data values are. For example, looking at the Agency bar in
the plot above, the lower two squares (P5 to Median) are shorter than the
two above (Median to P95). This indicates that there is a smaller range in
values for the bottom 45% compared to the top 45%. The APS bar
illustrates that the APS data values appear to be more evenly distributed as
all four squares appear to be of similar length.
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A.3 APS agencies
Aboriginal Hostels Limited
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Australian Skills Quality Authority
Agriculture
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Attorney General’s Department
Australian Taxation Office
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
Australian Transport Safety Bureau
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Australian War Memorial
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Bureau of Meteorology
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Cancer Australia
Australian Crime Commission
Clean Energy Regulator
Australian Customs & Border Protection Service
Climate Change Authority
Australian Electoral Commission
Comcare
Australian Financial Security Authority
Commonwealth Grants Commission
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
Commonwealth Superannuation Administration (ComSuper)
Australian Human Rights Commission
Communications
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee
Australian Institute of Criminology
CrimTrac Agency
Australian Institute of Family Studies
Defence
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Defence Housing Australia
Australian Law Reform Commission
Education
Australian National Audit Office
Employment
Australian National Maritime Museum
Environment
Australian National Preventive Health Agency
Fair Work Building and Construction
Australian Office of Financial Management
Fair Work Commission
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
Family Court and Federal Circuit Court
Australian Public Service Commission
Federal Court of Australia
Australian Radiation Protection & Nuclear Safety Agency
Finance
Australian Research Council
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
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Foreign Affairs and Trade
National Portrait Gallery
Future Fund Management Agency
National Water Commission
Geoscience Australia
Office of National Assessments
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Office of Parliamentary Counsel
Health
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Human Services
Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
Immigration and Border Protection
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman
Industry
Office of the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security
Infrastructure and Regional Development
Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation
IP Australia
Old Parliament House
Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal
Organ and Tissue Authority
Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Prime Minister and Cabinet
National Archives of Australia
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman
National Blood Authority
Productivity Commission
National Capital Authority
Professional Services Review
National Competition Council
Royal Australian Mint
National Disability Insurance Agency
Safe Work Australia
National Film and Sound Archive
Screen Australia
National Health and Medical Research Council
Social Services
National Health Funding Body
Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency
National Health Performance Authority
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
National Library of Australia
Torres Strait Regional Authority
National Mental Health Commission
Treasury
National Museum of Australia
Veterans’ Affairs
Nat. Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Note: This list reflects the names of APS agencies having employees under the PS Act as at 31 December 2013. Some agencies may have changed name or have been affected by Machinery of
Government changes since then.
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