How and what do people get paid?
- The Government expects that any remuneration changes across the State sector will be met within existing funding levels, demonstrate value for money and not lead the private sector.
- Ensuring we can attract and retain the people we need has to be carefully balanced against making sure there is good value for the taxpayer. This is especially true in today’s financially tight environment.
- Total personnel expenditure in Core Crown agencies is $6.6 billion dollars. This covers all remuneration paid by an employer to an employee, including salaries, superannuation, leave entitlements etc.
- See the 'Personnel expenses' section in the Human Resource Capability report.
- The appropriation for Public Service CE remuneration is capped by the Government and the State Services Commissioner allocates within this. Appropriation and actual spend are at around the same level as they were in 2008/09. In 2014/15 the spend was $12.189m, $1.413m below the cap.
- For more information about the performance management and remuneration system for Public Services chief executives click here.
To find out more about the State sector workforce there are more detailed reports available for download:
- A summary of the State sector workforce information including remuneration as at 30 June 2015 (PDF)
- The State Services Commission's 2015 Human Resources Capability Survey as at 30 June 2015
- Update on the cap on Core Government Administration as at 30 June 2015
- The 2014/15 Report on remuneration received by State sector chief executives
The findings relate to different parts of the State sector. A definition of the government agencies that are included in the Public Service v State sector are available on our website.