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Gender remuneration data and analysis - Details by SES classification

This section provides a comparative analysis of Base Salary, TRP and TR for each SES classification according to gender, together with a discussion of the characteristics of the sample.

This is the third time this data has been included in the SES Remuneration Survey, and will provide participating agencies with the basis for additional analysis of broader remuneration practices into the future.

SES 1

Table 5.1 and Chart 5.1 compare the 2010 distribution of Base Salary, TRP and TR for SES 1 male and female employees.

Table 5.1 – 2010 Remuneration Comparisons for SES 1 Male and Female Employees
Sub-sample aggregate n Minimum Q1 Median Q3 Maximum Average
Male Base Salary 1,184 $127,640 $152,095 $158,390 $168,008 $282,992 $161,700
Female Base Salary 756 $132,177 $151,881 $158,277 $165,575 $234,000 $159,831
Male TRP 1,184 $147,807 $199,939 $210,517 $221,726 $367,205 $211,196
Female TRP 756 $158,300 $198,048 $209,519 $220,370 $277,275 $209,303
Male TR 1,184 $147,807 $203,154 $213,588 $227,486 $405,392 $215,189
Female TR 756 $158,300 $200,626 $211,583 $224,156 $293,773 $212,906

Chart 5.1 – 2010 Remuneration Distribution for SES 1 Male and Female Employees

The information in Table 5.1 and Chart 5.1 indicates that:

  • the median and average remuneration for SES 1 males are slightly higher than for female employees
  • the minimum value for Base Salary, TRP and TP is higher for SES 1 female than male employees (ranging from $4,537 more at Base Salary to $10,493 more at TRP and TR). This is a significant increase in the minimum differences between male and female SES 1 employee remuneration rates in 2009, which were $364 for TRP and TR and $1,969 at Base Salary
  • maximum values are consistently higher for male employees, with those differences in value ranging from ~$49,000 for Base Salary to ~$112,000 for TR
  • the difference between the minimum and maximum values for all three aggregates was consistently higher for male SES 1 employees, with the difference ranging from ~$155,000 for Base Salary to ~$258,000 for TR.

SES 2

Table 5.2 and Chart 5.2 compare the 2010 distribution of Base Salary, TRP and TR for SES 2 male and female employees.

Table 5.2 – 2010 Remuneration Comparisons for SES 2 Male and Female Employees
Sub-sample aggregate n Minimum Q1 Median Q3 Maximum Average
Male Base Salary 349 $164,230 $189,357 $201,810 $217,115 $483,945 $206,510
Female Base Salary 198 $164,230 $188,469 $200,339 $215,559 $275,803 $203,136
Male TRP 349 $218,457 $248,183 $263,558 $276,111 $509,268 $265,855
Female TRP 198 $193,242 $246,361 $260,736 $277,121 $333,721 $261,737
Male TR 349 $218,457 $251,849 $266,131 $285,000 $857,318 $271,536
Female TR 198 $193,242 $250,900 $268,947 $281,824 $333,721 $266,911

Chart 5.2 – 2010 Remuneration Distribution for SES 2 Male and Female Employees

The information in Table 5.2 and Chart 5.2 indicates that:

  • male SES 2 employees are paid slightly higher Base Salaries at both the median (~$1,500 higher) and the average (~$3,400) aggregates
  • males are also paid a higher TRP than females at both the median (~$2,800) and the average (~$4,100)
  • interestingly, at the TR aggregate, female SES 2 employees are paid higher than males at the median (~$2,800) but less on average (~$4,600)
  • both minimum and maximum values are higher for SES 2 males than females, with the exception of minimum Base Salary which was the same value ($163,230) for both males and females
  • differences at the minimum ranged from $0 (for BS) to ~$25,200 (for TR) and differences across the maximum ranging from ~$175,500 (for TRP) and ~$523,600 (for TR).

SES 3

Table 5.3 and Chart 5.3 compare the 2010 distribution of Base Salary, TRP and TR for SES 3 male and female employees.

Table 5.3 – 2010 Remuneration Comparisons for SES 3 Male and Female Employees
Sub-sample aggregate n Minimum Q1 Median Q3 Maximum Average
Male Base Salary 92 $223,595 $235,595 $261,453 $284,968 $590,029 $269,918
Female Base Salary 33 $214,582 $248,093 $261,910 $278,100 $299,685 $262,184
Male TRP 92 $270,704 $306,220 $330,537 $358,698 $669,936 $339,791
Female TRP 33 $279,522 $314,431 $340,204 $357,197 $394,669 $335,353
Male TR 92 $270,704 $312,480 $340,580 $364,705 $669,936 $346,515
Female TR 33 $289,941 $315,198 $341,942 $365,389 $394,669 $340,571

Chart 5.3 – 2010 Remuneration Distribution for SES 3 Male and Female Employees

The information in Table 5.3 and Chart 5.3 indicates that:

  • in contrast to SES 1 and SES 2, median remuneration for SES 3 female employees is higher across Base Salary, TRP and TR aggregates
  • however, a skew towards higher remuneration rates for male SES 3 employees at Q3 and above means that males receive a higher average rate of remuneration than females across the three aggregates
  • maximum values are significantly higher for SES 3 males than females, with differences across the minimum ranging from ~$275,300 at TR and TRP to ~$290,344 for Base Salary
  • the difference between the minimum and maximum values for all three aggregates was significantly higher for male SES 3 employees, ranging in value from ~$366,400 for Base Salary to ~$399,200 for TRP and TR.