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Total Reward

2.3 Total Reward

Total Reward is the sum of the Total Remuneration Package plus bonuses. Bonuses include individual performance, retention and productivity bonuses as well as whole-of-agency or group bonuses. Median performance bonuses in 2013 ranged from $1,235 at the APS 1–4 classifications to $29,157 at the SES 3 classification.

The overall movement in median Total Reward across all classifications from 2012 to 2013 was 3.3%.

From 2012 to 2013, the non-SES median Total Reward increased by 3.3%, and the SES median Total Reward increased by 2.8%.

Consistent with TRP, the Graduate classification saw the greatest increase in median Total Reward with an increase of 6.5% from 2012. This is a reflection of the increase in median Base Salary (see explanation at Section 2.1: Base Salary).

The SES 3 classification recorded the second highest increase in median change in Total Reward with an increase of 4.5%. It was the only classification that reported a reduction in any measure, at the 95th percentile. This classification also reported the lowest average increase of 2.4%.

The SES 1 classification received the lowest increase in median change in Total Reward of 2.7%. This reflects the repackaging and closure of a performance bonus arrangement in an agency large enough to influence the median.

Figure 2.7: Median Total Reward by classification

Figure 2.7: Median Total Reward by classification

Source: Table 2.4

Figure 2.8: Total Reward range by classification: Graduate to EL 1

Figure 2.8: Total Reward range by classification: Graduate to EL 1

Source: Table 2.4

Note: Refer to Section 7 (remuneration findings by classification) for the minimum and maximum values for each classification.

Note: Refer to Appendix A.2 for notes on interpreting box plots.

Figure 2.9: Total Reward range by classification: EL and SES

Figure 2.9: Total Reward range by classification: EL and SES

Source: Table 2.4

Note: Refer to Section 7 (remuneration findings by classification) for the minimum and maximum values for each classification.

Note: Refer to Appendix A.2 for notes on interpreting box plots.

Table 2.4: Total Reward by classification
Classification Employees P5 Q1 Median Q3 P95 Average
2012 n 2013 n 2012 $ 2013 $ 2012 $ 2013 $ 2012 $ 2013 $ change % 2012 $ 2013 $ 2012 $ 2013 $ 2012 $ 2013 $ change %
Source: 2012 and 2013 APS Reumuneration Reports
Graduate 1649 1346 60405 61914 64942 66370 65713 69966 6.5 70691 72974 74110 75593 66838 69371 3.8
APS 1 1197 1164 41345 43057 46721 48940 51352 53428 4.0 54586 56863 58687 59718 50677 52940 4.5
APS 2 3731 3544 54634 56611 59054 61124 62514 64635 3.4 64272 65921 66837 68211 61581 63531 3.2
APS 3 18743 17548 61818 63940 65747 69101 69829 72514 3.8 71754 74386 76104 78138 69047 71628 3.7
APS 4 30279 29656 70227 73077 74434 77978 78041 81018 3.8 79620 82921 82415 84416 77242 80255 3.9
APS 5 21268 21191 77801 79954 81772 85001 84867 87394 3.0 86803 89629 90269 92696 84503 87233 3.2
APS 6 32527 32468 87293 90789 93538 98180 98906 101849 3.0 102153 105815 106323 108927 98051 101487 3.5
EL 1 28355 28117 111095 115539 119014 123421 123333 127068 3.0 126774 128985 134445 138965 123029 127092 3.3
EL 2 13146 13050 134381 140481 147591 153177 153829 158519 3.0 161017 166623 180576 186791 156800 162001 3.3
SES 1 2022 1939 199881 206991 218974 225669 230406 236576 2.7 243497 249661 263298 267722 231160 237530 2.8
SES 2 579 565 250224 263088 277363 284069 288715 297195 2.9 303543 312197 331872 338831 292200 300255 2.8
SES 3 126 119 329957 340330 353300 363787 366401 382817 4.5 394637 405194 502819 482827 384488 393588 2.4
Total 153622 150707