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Appendix 1: Workforce Statistics

The following tables show workforce statistics for the Department of Health for 2017-18. This included Indigenous staff numbers, staff numbers by classification, distribution of staff by state and territory, as well as a range of other information relating to workplace arrangements, remuneration and salary structures.

For information on the Department’s workforce composition and human resource policies, refer Part 3.2: People.

Contents

Table 1: Comparison of Indigenous staff by employment status between 30 June 2017 and 30 June 2018

Table 2: Staff numbers by classification at 30 June 2018

Table 3: Ongoing and non-ongoing (including casual) staff numbers by classification at 30 June 2018

Table 4: Distribution of staff by state and territory at 30 June 2018

Table 5: Non-Senior Executive Service staff covered by Individual Flexibility Arrangements and the Enterprise Agreement at 30 June 2018

Table 6: Average annual reportable remuneration paid to substantive executives during the reporting period

Table 7: Remuneration paid to highly paid staff during the reporting period

Table 8: SES staff and equivalent staff with Individual Agreements at 30 June 2018

Table 9: Non-salary benefits

Table 10: EL and APS levels salary structure

Table 11: Health Entry-Level Broadband

Table 12: Professional 1 salary structure

Table 13: Medical Officer salary structure

Table 14: Legal salary structure

Table 15: Public Affairs salary structure

Table 16: Research Scientist salary structure

Table 1: Comparison of Indigenous staff by employment status between 30 June 2017 and 30 June 2018

Indigenous staff

Employment status

30 June 2018

30 June 2017

Ongoing

119

121

Non-ongoing

5

1

Total Indigenous staff

124

122

Percentage of Indigenous staff in the Department

2.8%

2.6%

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Table 2: Staff numbers by classification at 30 June 2018

Female

Male

Non-binary

2017-18 Total

2016-17 Total

Classification

Full-time

Part-time

Full-time

Part-time

Full-time

Part-time

Secretary

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

Holder of Public Office

3

-

4

-

-

-

7

5

Senior Executive Band 3

4

-

2

-

-

-

6

8

Senior Executive Band 2

15

-

14

-

-

-

29

29

Senior Executive Band 1

49

2

42

-

-

-

93

113

Executive Level 2

249

52

190

10

-

-

501

548

Executive Level 1

559

285

407

34

-

-

1,285

1,290

APS 6

650

281

310

26

1

-

1,268

1,352

APS 5

348

127

137

14

-

-

626

649

APS 4

200

71

76

7

1

-

355

391

APS 3

24

15

14

4

-

-

57

71

APS 2

7

20

5

7

-

-

39

37

APS 1

-

2

3

4

-

-

9

11

Health Entry-Level Broadband

29

-

21

-

-

-

50

70

Legal 2

12

3

8

3

-

-

26

24

Legal 1

18

5

5

-

-

-

28

23

Chief Medical Officer

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

1

Medical Officer 6

1

-

2

1

-

-

4

7

Medical Officer 5

7

3

8

1

-

-

19

18

Medical Officer 4

7

4

16

1

-

-

28

23

Medical Officer 3

7

10

6

4

-

-

27

25

Medical Officer 2

6

5

4

-

-

-

15

14

Public Affairs 3

7

1

1

-

-

-

9

7

Public Affairs 2

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

2

Senior Principal Research Scientist

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

1

Principal Research Scientist

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

-

Department Total

2,204

886

1,278

116

2

0

4,486*

4,720

This table includes:

  • headcount figures of departmental staff as at 30 June 2018;
  • staff on leave and secondment; and
  • staff acting at a higher level, for any period as at 30 June 2018 (that is, these staff are listed against their higher classification).

* The 2017-18 decrease in staffing numbers from 2016-17 can largely be attributed to tighter recruitment controls.

Table 3: Ongoing and non-ongoing (including casual) staff numbers by classification at 30 June 2018

Female

Male

Non-binary

2017-18 Total

2016-17 Total

Classification

Ongoing

Non-ongoing

Ongoing

Non-ongoing

Ongoing

Non-ongoing

Secretary

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

Holder of Public Office

1

2

2

2

-

-

7

5

Senior Executive Band 3

4

-

2

-

-

-

6

8

Senior Executive Band 2

15

-

14

-

-

-

29

29

Senior Executive Band 1

51

-

42

-

-

-

93

113

Executive Level 2

299

2

195

5

-

-

501

548

Executive Level 1

835

9

433

8

-

-

1,285

1,290

APS 6

903

28

328

8

1

-

1,268

1,352

APS 5

444

31

141

10

-

-

626

649

APS 4

236

35

75

8

1

-

355

391

APS 3

32

7

9

9

-

-

57

71

APS 2

6

21

5

7

-

-

39

37

APS 1

2

-

7

-

-

-

9

11

Health Entry-Level Broadband

29

-

21

-

-

-

50

70

Legal 2

15

-

11

-

-

-

26

24

Legal 1

23

-

5

-

-

-

28

23

Chief Medical Officer

-

-

-

1

-

-

1

1

Medical Officer 6

1

-

2

1

-

-

4

7

Medical Officer 5

10

-

6

3

-

-

19

18

Medical Officer 4

10

1

16

1

-

-

28

23

Medical Officer 3

17

-

8

2

-

-

27

25

Medical Officer 2

6

5

3

1

-

-

15

14

Public Affairs 3

7

1

1

-

-

-

9

7

Public Affairs 2

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

2

Senior Principal Research Scientist

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

1

Principal Research Scientist

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

-

Department Total

2,948

142

1,328

66

2

0

4,486*

4,720

-This table includes:

  • headcount figures of departmental staff as at 30 June 2018;
  • staff on leave and secondment; and
  • staff acting at a higher level, for any period as at 30 June 2018 (that is, these staff are listed against their higher classification).

* The 2017-18 decrease in staffing numbers from 2016-17 can largely be attributed to tighter recruitment controls.

Table 4: Distribution of staff by state and territory at 30 June 2018

State

Ongoing

Non-ongoing

Total

Australian Capital Territory

3,356

159

3,515

New South Wales

325

13

338

Victoria

227

5

232

Queensland

148

5

153

South Australia

80

10

90

Western Australia

65

6

71

Tasmania

52

10

62

Northern Territory

25

-

25

Department Total

4,278

208

4,486

null

This table includes ongoing and non-ongoing (including casual) staff by state and territory as at 30 June 2018, including staff on leave, secondment and outposted staff.

Table 5: Non-Senior Executive Service staff covered by Individual Flexibility Arrangements and the Enterprise Agreement at 30 June 2018

Number of staff covered by the:

Total

EA

EA and an approved Individual Flexibility Arrangement

4,045

306

4,351

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Table 6: Average annual reportable remuneration paid to substantive executives during the reporting period

Total remuneration

Executives no.

Average reportable salary1

Average contributed superannuation

Average Allowances

Average bonus paid

Average total remuneration2

$

$

$

$

$

$

200,000 and less

41

95,466

14,439

-

-

109,905

200,001 to 250,000

55

201,189

30,896

5

-

232,090

250,001 to 300,000

46

237,146

37,505

23

-

274,674

300,001 to 350,000

18

281,118

42,589

15

-

323,723

350,001 to 400,000

4

336,269

38,788

-

-

375,057

400,001 to 450,000

4

377,112

61,808

-

-

438,920

450,001 to 500,000

2

405,568

67,814

-

-

473,382

500,001 to 550,000

1

435,922

78,656

-

-

514,577

600,001 to 650,000

1

556,983

77,759

-

-

634,741

Total number of executives3

172

-

-

-

-

-

Notes

1 Excludes payments made on termination, including employee entitlements and separations.

2 The table includes the part year impact of senior executives who either commenced or separated during the year.

3 Any employee who held a substantive SES or equivalent position during 2017-18 is represented as one (1).

Table 7: Remuneration paid to highly paid staff during the reporting period

Total remuneration

Highly paid staff no.

Average reportable salary1

Average contributed superannuation

Average Allowances

Average bonus paid

Average total remuneration

$

$

$

$

$

$

200,001 to 250,000

22

181,558

30,865

45

-

212,468

250,001 to 300,000

1

208,402

50,797

-

-

259,199

300,001 to 350,000

1

260,093

40,040

-

-

300,133

Total number of highly paid staff2

24

-

-

-

-

-

Notes

1 Excludes payments made on termination, including employee entitlements and separations.

2 Highly paid staff are defined as employees, other than executives (refer Table 6), where the sum of their reportable remuneration was $200,001 or more for the financial reporting period and who were not deployed outside Australia during the reporting period. Also includes employees who have been provided with higher duties in 2017-18.

Table 8: SES staff and equivalent staff with Individual Agreements at 30 June 2018

Nominal Classification

Number of staff with Individual Agreements

Total

Female

Male

Senior Executive Band 3

2

1

3

Senior Executive Band 2

13

14

27

Senior Executive Band 1

41

33

74

Chief Medical Officer

-

1

1

Medical Officer 6

1

3

4

Medical Officer 5

10

9

19

Total

67

61

128

Table 9: Non-salary benefits

Non-SES staff

Access to engage in private medical practice for Medical Officers

Access to Individual Flexibility Arrangements

Access to negotiated discount registration/membership fees to join a fitness or health club

Access to paid leave at half pay

Access to remote locality conditions

Access to the Employee Assistance Program

Additional cultural and ceremonial Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employee’s leave

Australian Defence Force Reserve, full-time service or cadet leave

Annual close down and early stand down at Easter and Christmas Eve

Annual leave

Annual free onsite influenza vaccinations for staff

Bereavement and compassionate leave

Breastfeeding facilities and family care rooms

Community service leave

Financial assistance to access financial advice for staff 54 years and older

Flexible working locations and home-based work including, where appropriate, access to laptop computers, dial-in facilities, and mobile phones

Flextime (not all non-SES employees) and time in lieu

Hepatitis B vaccinations for staff who are required to come into regular contact with members of the community classified as at increased risk with regard to hepatitis B

Miscellaneous leave with or without pay

Parental leave – includes maternity, adoption and partner leave

Personal/carers leave

Provision of eyesight testing and reimbursement of prescribed eyewear costs specifically for use with screen-based equipment

Public Transport Loan Scheme

Purchased and extended purchased leave

Recognition of travel time

Reflection room

Study assistance

Support for professional and personal development

SES staff

All the above benefits except flextime and access to Individual Flexibility Arrangements

Airport lounge membership

Car parking

Cash-out of annual leave

Executive Vehicle Allowance

Individual determinations made under section 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999

IT Reimbursement Scheme

Table 10: EL and APS levels salary structure

Salary ranges at 30 June 2018

$

$

Classification

Minimum

Maximum

Executive Level 2

119,908

141,965

Executive Level 1

100,502

114,624

APS 6

81,784

92,265

APS 5

73,057

79,008

APS 4

68,160

72,019

APS 3

60,161

66,683

APS 2

52,059

56,810

APS 1

44,543

50,025

Staff at 20 years of age

40,535

Staff at 19 years of age

36,081

Staff at 18 years of age

31,180

Staff under 18 years of age

26,727

Table 11: Health Entry-Level Broadband

Local title

APS classification

Salary ranges at 30 June 2018

$

Health Entry-Level (T, I, A, or G)

APS 4

72,019

70,035

68,160

APS 3

66,683

63,659

61,864

60,161

APS 2

56,810

55,231

53,621

52,059

APS 1

50,025

47,698

46,118

44,543

Staff at 20 years of age

40,535

Staff at 19 years of age

36,081

Staff at 18 years of age

31,180

Staff under 18 years of age

26,727

Notes

(T) = Trainees

(I) = Indigenous Australian Government Development Program participants

(A) = Indigenous Apprenticeship Programme

(G) = Graduates

Table 12: Professional 1 salary structure

Local title

APS classification

Salary ranges at 30 June 2018

$

Professional 1

APS 5

79,008

APS 5

75,044

APS 4

70,036

APS 4*

68,161

APS 3**

63,659

APS 3

61,864

Notes

* Salary on commencement for a professional with a four year degree (or higher).

** Salary on commencement for a professional with a three year degree.

Table 13: Medical Officer salary structure

Local title

Salary ranges at 30 June 2018

$

Medical Officer Class 4

170,527

160,960

154,925

Medical Officer Class 3

148,744

142,065

Medical Officer Class 2

133,871

127,055

Medical Officer Class 1

116,107

105,181

97,730

90,215

Table 14: Legal salary structure

Local title

APS classification

Salary ranges at 30 June 2018

$

Legal 2

Executive Level 2

146,935

140,557

136,014

Legal 1

Executive Level 1

124,368

114,492

104,876

APS 6

90,244

85,751

81,784

APS 5

75,697

APS 4

70,965

Table 15: Public Affairs salary structure

Local title

APS classification

Salary ranges at 30 June 2018

$

Senior Public Affairs 2

Executive Level 2

147,645

141,906

Senior Public Affairs 1

Executive Level 2

135,150

Public Affairs 3

Executive Level 1

123,221

117,244

110,118

Public Affairs 2

APS 6

92,360

85,751

81,784

APS 5

79,008

75,044

APS 4

72,019

APS 4*

68,161

Note

* This level is generally reserved for staff with less than two years’ experience.

Table 16: Research Scientist salary structure

Local title

APS classification

Salary ranges at 30 June 2018

$

Senior Principal Research Scientist

Executive Level 2

180,296

162,183

Principal Research Scientist

Executive Level 2

159,001

154,073

147,785

143,888

138,552

Senior Research Scientist

Executive Level 2

144,379

135,150

130,783

119,908

Research Scientist

Executive Level 1

107,997

100,502

APS 6

85,909

81,423

79,209