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 APSC and collated in the APS Employment Database. As at 31 December 2020, data relating to job families had been provided for 84% of employees covered in this report. More information about the APS Job Family Model can be found on the APSC website: https://www.apsc.gov.au/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 (24.3%), with the overwhelming majority of employees engaged at an APS level. This is followed by compliance and regulation (12.4%), administration (7.8%) and ICT (6.9%). Larger proportions of EL employees are in the strategic policy, ICT, project and program and organisational leadership families. SES employees reside almost exclusively within the organisational leadership job family.
Figure 7.1 Headcount of employees by APS job family and classification group, 2020
Remuneration by APS job family
Figure 7.2 shows the median Base Salary, Total Remuneration Package (TRP) and Total Reward (TR) by APS job family. Median salaries are highest for the organisational leadership, science and strategic policy job families. This is consistent with a greater proportion of staff at higher classification levels being employed within these job families as shown in Figure 7.1. Higher remuneration in a job family typically indicates higher classification levels are employed within that job family.
Figure 7.2 Median remuneration by APS job family, 2020