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Remuneration

Salary

The salary ranges for APS 1–6 and Executive Level staff are set out in the Section 24(1) Determination signed by the ACIC’s Chief Executive Officer on 8 November 2019 under the Public Service Act 1999. The terms and conditions of the Enterprise agreement 2016–2019 remain.

The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Hon Ben Morton MP, signed a Section 24(3) Determination on 14 April 2020, pausing general wage increases and salary related allowances in Commonwealth agencies for six months.

The ranges for 2019–20 are presented in Table 24.

Table 24: Salary ranges by classification level, current reporting period (2019–20)

Minimum salary

Maximum salary

SES 3

SES 2

SES 1

EL 2

127,077

143,176

EL 1

101,711

122,623

APS 6

80,675

91,295

APS 5

73,939

78,404

APS 4

66,778

72,507

APS 3

60,752

65,570

APS 2

52,513

58,230

APS 1

45,711

50,522

Executive remuneration

The nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined through the ACIC Senior Executive Service Remuneration and Benefits Policy. SES salary increases take into account the complexity of the role, current and previous performance, contribution to corporate goals and values, the financial position of the ACIC, comparisons with other SES officers and the quantum of remuneration relative to other ACIC staff. The ACIC uses common-law contracts for all SES employees to govern remuneration and entitlements.

Table 25: Remuneration of key management personnel, 2019–20

Short‑term benefits

Post‑employment benefits

Other long‑term benefits

Termination benefits

Total remuneration

Name

Position title

Base salary

Bonuses

Other benefits and allowances

Superannuation contributions

Long service leave

Other long‑term benefits

Dr Rick Brown

Deputy Director

$217,982

$5,396

$32,265

$5,225

$260,868

Performance pay

The agency does not have a system of performance payments. Rather, incremental advancement is available to eligible staff as part of our performance development system.

Non-salary benefits

Under the Enterprise agreement 2016–2019, non-salary benefits include flexible working arrangements for APS 1–6 officers, time-off-in-lieu arrangements for Executive Level staff, tertiary studies assistance and a comprehensive performance development system. Staff are also offered free influenza vaccinations, and an employee assistance program is available to provide counselling and support to staff members and their families.