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Chapter 7: APS Job Family Model

The APS Job Family Model groups job roles into related functions performed within the APS. Job family data is collected by the APS Employee Database. As at 31 December 2018, 27 APS agencies supplied job family data relating to 75.6% of the total headcount. More information about the APS Job Family Model can be found at the APSC website:  www.apsc.gov.au/publications-and-media/current-publications/job-family-model 

Figure 7.1 shows the number of employees by APS job family and classification group. Service delivery is the most common job family (27.3% of APS staff), with the overwhelming majority of employees engaged at the APS Level. This is followed by compliance and regulation (13.9%), administration (8.3%) and ICT (6.4%). Larger proportions of EL employees are in the ICT, strategic policy and organisational leadership families, with SES employees almost exclusively residing within the organisational leadership family.

Remuneration by APS job family

Based on the 2018 remuneration data the highest paid job roles within the APS are:

  • Senior leadership management positions
  • Science, strategic policy or legal professionals

In some instances, the highest paid roles will account for the maximum Base Salary
figure for the relevant classification and will be outside of the typical pay band.

Figure 7.2 shows the median Base Salary, TRP and TR by APS job family. Median salaries are highest for the organisational leadership, science and strategic policy job families which include a range of high level and highly skilled roles. Median Base Salary aligns with the median classification by job family, where higher remuneration in a job family typically indicates higher classification levels are employed within that job family.

Last reviewed: 
18 July 2019