Appendix F - Staffing statistics and remuneration

Information about staff levels and pay from the Department of Human Services 2014-15 Annual report

Staff profile

Table 83: Staff by substantive classification and location
Classification ACT NSW QLD SA/NT TAS VIC WA Total
SES Band 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
SES Band 2 30 0 1 0 0 1 0 32
SES Band 1 95 8 12 7 1 5 1 129
Executive Level 2 591 85 85 34 23 68 12 898
Executive Level 1 1,287 312 351 181 60 250 82 2,523
APS 6 1,245 1,173 971 545 223 907 256 5,320
APS 5 648 812 679 431 172 474 175 3,391
APS 4 458 4,864 3,053 1,420 1,067 3,449 1,045 15,356
APS 3 195 1,981 1,241 745 263 1,528 644 6,597
APS 2 11 82 49 21 55 62 20 300
APS 1 47 35 40 17 4 28 17 188
Other—trainees, graduates, cadets 90 4 28 24 0 3 1 150
Total 4,703 9,356 6,510 3,425 1,868 6,775 2,253 34,890
Table 84: Staff by substantive classification and employment status
Classification Ongoing Non-ongoing Total
SES Band 3 5 1 6
SES Band 2 31 1 32
SES Band 1 128 1 129
Executive Level 2 894 4 898
Executive Level 1 2,510 13 2,523
APS6 5,296 24 5,320
APS5 3,342 49 3,391
APS4 15,103 253 15,356
APS3 3,205 3,392 6,597
APS2 258 42 300
APS1 172 16 188
Other—trainees, graduates, cadets 150 0 150
Total 31,094 3,796 34,890
Table 85: Staff by substantive classification and employment type
Classification Full-time Part-time1 Total
SES Band 3 5 1 6
SES Band 2 31 1 32
SES Band 1 128 1 129
Executive Level 2 825 73 898
Executive Level 1 2,176 347 2,523
APS6 3,881 1,439 5,320
APS5 2,739 652 3,391
APS4 9,773 5,583 15,356
APS3 2,782 3,815 6,597
APS2 183 117 300
APS1 139 49 188
Other—trainees, graduates, cadets 137 13 150
Total 22,799 12,091 34,890

1. Includes intermittent/irregular staff.

Table 86: Staff by substantive classification and gender
Classification Female Male Total
SES Band 3 2 4 6
SES Band 2 13 19 32
SES Band 1 61 68 129
Executive Level 2 426 472 898
Executive Level 1 1,396 1,127 2,523
APS6 3,579 1,741 5,320
APS5 2,289 1,102 3,391
APS4 11,713 3,643 15,356
APS3 5,129 1,468 6,597
APS2 215 85 300
APS1 122 66 188
Other—trainees, graduates, cadets 67 83 150
Total 25,012 9,878 34,890
Table 87: Staff by substantive classification with disability or NESB background
Classification With disability NESB1
Ongoing Non-ongoing Ongoing Non-Ongoing
SES Band 3 0 0 1 0
SES Band 2 0 0 9 0
SES Band 1 5 0 24 0
Executive Level 2 41 0 263 1
Executive Level 1 101 0 799 1
APS6 231 0 1,377 2
APS5 195 0 902 2
APS4 828 10 3,678 36
APS3 111 35 1,011 315
APS2 33 1 47 3
APS1 23 1 46 2
Other—trainees, graduates, cadets 14 0 20 0
Total 1,582 47 8,177 362

1. This data aligns to the APSC definition for Diverse Cultural and Linguistic Background and Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) Groups 1 and 2. NESB 1 refers to people born overseas whose first language was not English and NESB 2 refers to children of migrants.

Table 88: Staff by substantive classification who identify as Indigenous
Classification 2013–14 2014–15
Ongoing Non-ongoing Ongoing Non-ongoing
SES Band 3 0 0 0 0
SES Band 2 0 0 0 0
SES Band 1 3 0 2 0
Executive Level 2 10 0 10 0
Executive Level 1 38 0 39 0
APS6 117 0 114 0
APS5 188 0 182 1
APS4 607 0 661 2
APS3 274 64 329 53
APS2 10 3 6 1
APS1 2 0 2 0
Other—trainees, graduates, cadets 86 0 5 0
Total 1,335 67 1,350 57

Non-Senior Executive Service remuneration

At 30 June 2015, 34,691 non-SES staff were covered by the Department of Human Services Agreement 2011-2014.

Table 89: Salary ranges for staff covered by the Department of Human Services Agreement 2011-2014
Classification Salary range1
$
Executive Level 2 111,677-132,809
Executive Level 1 96,504-106,935
APS 6 77,154-89,217
APS 5 69,699-75,208
APS 4 62,493-69,239
APS 3 56,069-62,492
APS 2 50,580-54,588
APS 1 45,263-48,533
Deputy General Counsel—Executive Level 2 (Legal Job Stream) 141,039
Senior Rehabilitation Consultant—APS 6 (Professional Job Stream) 94,017
Rehabilitation Consultant 2—APS 6 (Professional Job Stream) 89,512
APS Trainee (School-based pathway) Year 11 18,105
APS Trainee (School-based pathway) Year 12 22,632
APS Trainee (Apprentice) 50,580
APS Trainee (IT Apprentice) 45,263-51,970
Cadet APS 25,800-51,970
Graduate APS 56,069-62,493

1. The salary ranges in this table cover base salary rates only and do not include reportable fringe benefits, allowances and salary sacrifice arrangements.

At 30 June 2015, 33 Medical Officers were covered by the Department of Human Services Medical Officers Agreement 2013-2014.

Table 90: Salary ranges for staff covered by the Department of Human Services Medical Officers Agreement 2013-2014
Classification Salary range1
$
Medical Officer Class 4 163,518-174,248
Medical Officer Class 3 150,468-157,238
Medical Officer Class 2 118,817-141,283

1. The salary ranges in this table cover base salary rates only and do not include reportable fringe benefits, allowances and salary sacrifice arrangements.

Performance pay

There were no performance payments made in 2014-15.

Senior Executive Service remuneration

The Secretary establishes salary ranges for SES employees having regard to:

  • the Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy
  • the annual APS SES remuneration survey
  • the performance of the department
  • value for money
Table 91: Salary range for SES classifications
Classification Salary range1
$
SES Band 3 285,000–339,500
SES Band 2 201,000–248,000
SES Band 1 150,000–196,000

1. The salary ranges in the table cover base salary rates only. This does not include motor vehicle, reportable fringe benefits or other allowances. These salary ranges are indicative as the Secretary may approve salary rates outside these bands.

Salaries for individual SES employees are reviewed annually by the Secretary, following the completion of the annual performance cycle. As well as individual performance, other factors taken into account include organisational performance, relevant remuneration data, and size and complexity of the role. The department’s SES employees have not received a salary increase since 2013.

Table 92: Employment arrangements
Arrangement SES Non-SES
Section 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999 160 0
Individual flexibility agreements 0 64
Common law contract 0 0

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