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Disclosure of remuneration of Public Service and State sector senior staff

In addition to the HRC survey data, the State Services Commission also conducts an annual survey of remuneration of Public Service and State sector chief executives, as well as compiling information on the number of staff earning more than $100,000 across a number of State sector organisations.

Cabinet has agreed that remuneration paid to Public Service and State sector senior staff should be disclosed annually in one location. This provides transparency for the public around the level of remuneration received by senior State servants. The total remuneration of individual chief executives in 2015 is published at: http://www.ssc.govt.nz/ssw-pay

The numbers of senior staff (excluding chief executives) who received $100,000 or more in total remuneration (including base salary, and any superannuation, performance and redundancy payments) are shown in Apendices 4a and 4b. In the year to 30 June 2015, there were 7,559 such senior staff in the Public Service and selected Crown Entities group. In the year to 31 December 2014, there were 6,004 Tertiary Education employees in this category. In both groups about 8% of them received over $200,000 in their total remuneration.

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