Executive Remuneration

Executive Remuneration Reporting

Page last updated: 01 August 2017

Remuneration information for executives and other highly paid officials is published in accordance with the Executive Remuneration Reporting Guidelines issued by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The information is presented in two tables:

Notes are included below each table.

Table A: Average annual reportable remuneration paid to substantive executives during the reporting period

Remuneration paid to executives during the reporting period
Total remuneration
Executives No.
Average Reportable Salary 1
$
Average Contributed superannuation
$
Average Allowances $
Average bonus paid
$
Average Total remuneration
$
$200000 and less
34
95,825
15,875
10
-
111,710
$200001 to $225000
34
189,867
29,196
91
-
219,154
$225001 to $250000
40
203,554
33,210
33
-
236,774
$250001 to $275000
24
225,718
36,821
47
-
262,585
$275001 to $300000
18
246,183
38,889
51
-
285,124
$300001 to $325000
8
268,207
43,913
116
-
312,236
$325001 to $350000
5
293,387
43,749
52
-
337,187
$350001 to $375000
3
323,400
47,523
-
-
370,923
$375001 to $400000
3
338,450
54,571
-
-
393,021
$400001 to $450000
4
365,708
61,368
174
-
427,251
$450001 to $500000
3
401,586
66,674
-
-
468,260
$500001 to $750000
-
-
-
-
-
-
$750001 to $775000
1
736,848
31,409
-
-
768,258
Total number of executives 2
177
-
-
-
-
-

Notes:
1 Excludes payments made on termination, including employee entitlements and separations.
2 Any employee who held a substantive SES or equivalent position during 2016-17 is represented as one (1).


Table B: Other highly paid staff

Remuneration paid to highly paid staff during the reporting period
Total remuneration
Executives No.
Average Reportable Salary 1
$
Average Contributed superannuation
$
Average Allowances $
Average bonus paid
$
Average Total remuneration
$
$200001 to $225000
10
179,639
30,962
123
-
210,724
$225001 to $250000
2
197,846
34,224
-
-
232,070
$250001 to $275000
1
220,574
33,938
-
-
254,512
$275001 to $300000
1
244,170
35,420
-
-
279,590
$300001 to $325000
2
263,149
42,624
1,560
-
307,333
Total number of highly paid staff 2
16
-
-
-
-
-

Notes:
1 Excludes payments made on termination, including employee entitlements and separations.
2 Also includes employees who have been provided with higher duties in 2016-17

Key requirements/definitions

The ‘reportable salary’ column is prepared on a cash basis using reportable salary as defined as the sum of:

  • gross payments (excluding bonuses);
  • reportable fringe benefits (net amount);
  • reportable employer superannuation;
  • contributions; and
  • exempt foreign employment income;

as reported in an individual’s payment summary.

The ‘contributed superannuation’ column is prepared on a cash basis using contributed superannuation as defined as follows:

  • For individuals that are in a defined contribution scheme (e.g., PSSap), “Contributed superannuation” should include the defined contribution amounts. This amount is typically located on the individual’s payslips; or
  • For individuals that are in a defined benefit scheme (e.g., PSS and CSS), ‘contributed superannuation’ should include the Notional Employer Contribution Rate (NECR) amount, Employer Productivity Superannuation Contribution (also known as the Productivity Component) and any Additional Lump Sum Contribution paid during the financial reporting period.

The ‘reportable allowances’ column is prepared on a cash basis using reportable allowances as is equal to the ‘total allowances’ figure as reported in an individual’s payment summary. Reportable allowances excludes any allowances already reported in the gross payments line in the payment summary.

The ‘bonus paid’ column is prepared on a cash basis-using bonus paid as is equal to the actual bonus paid to individuals during the reporting period and is a component of gross payments reported on the payment summary.