Today the annual Australian Public Service (APS) Remuneration Report was released. The report catalogues data on 2,617 Senior Executives (SES) and 136,710 non-SES APS employees as at 31 December 2017.
The report found the weighted median base wage movement across the APS was 2.5%.
The weighted median total reward increase across the APS was 2.3%.
APS Commissioner John Lloyd noted that “the average female base salary was 8.4% lower than the average male base salary, an improvement on the previous year’s figure of 8.6%. The percentage compares favourably with the national gender pay gap of 15.3%”.
The main influence on APS pay outcomes was found to be the conclusion of enterprise bargaining at 39 agencies during 2017, including at the three largest agencies: the Department of Human Services, the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Defence.
APS wage movements are in alignment with the March 2018 quarter wage price index trends showing year-to-date movement of 2.3% for the public sector and 1.9% for the private sector.
"The APS continues to offer competitive salaries and conditions of employment that are in line with community standards," Commissioner Lloyd said.
The APS Remuneration Report is an Australian Public Service Commission produced report.
More information about the Report is available online.