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Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Note 11: Senior Executive Remuneration

Note 11A: Senior Executive Remuneration Expenses for the Reporting Period
2012
2011
$
$
Short-term employee benefits:
Salary
38,366,374
36,342,801
Annual leave accrued
571,582
225,633
Performance bonuses
726,264
739,598
Motor vehicles
3,166,672
3,130,330
Overseas Allowances
12,793,055
11,609,481
Other allowances
4,046,553
6,963,027
Total short-term employee benefits
59,670,500
59,010,870
Post-employment benefits:
Superannuation
8,895,140
8,349,345
Total post-employment benefits
8,895,140
8,349,345
Other long-term benefits:
Long-service leave
955,360
950,926
Total other long-term benefits
955,360
950,926
Termination benefits
490,418
262,922
Total employment benefits
70,011,418
68,574,063
Notes:
1. Note 11A is prepared on an accrual basis (therefore the performance bonus expenses disclosed above may differ from the cash 'Bonus paid' in Note 11B).
2. Note 11A excludes acting arrangements and part-year service where total remuneration expensed for a senior executive was less than $150,000.

 

Note 11B: Average Annual Reportable Remuneration Paid to Substantive Senior Executives During the Reporting Period
2012
Average annual reportable remuneration1
Senior Executives
Reportable salary2
Contributed superannuation3
Bonus paid4
Total
Salary Payments
Domestic Allowances
Overseas Allowances
No.
$
$
$
$
$
$
Total remuneration (including part-time arrangements):
less than $150,000
17
57,390
3,795
839
14,907
362
77,293
$150,000 to $179,999
2
89,169
10,777
23,369
36,938
1,126
161,379
$180,000 to $209,999
35
146,955
8,621
3,687
37,389
2,861
199,513
$210,000 to $239,999
25
145,822
16,594
13,978
42,501
2,772
221,667
$240,000 to $269,999
41
161,250
10,509
28,761
52,771
3,413
256,704
$270,000 to $299,999
26
158,646
13,325
65,966
42,538
3,415
283,890
$300,000 to $329,999
24
170,784
16,021
72,477
53,746
3,694
316,722
$330,000 to $359,999
19
156,381
15,909
110,110
55,311
3,466
341,177
$360,000 to $389,999
6
200,291
21,655
87,574
60,921
4,498
374,939
$390,000 to $419,999
8
211,949
9,178
101,792
77,138
4,169
404,226
$420,000 to $449,999
4
218,256
13,213
135,640
60,776
4,352
432,237
$450,000 to $479,999
4
221,671
10,508
179,867
51,602
2,626
466,274
$540,000 to $569,999
2
352,997
14,177
66,539
125,092
2,607
561,412
$600,000 to $629,999
1
286,212
25,973
165,124
117,942
5,213
600,464
Total
214
2011
Average annual reportable remuneration1
Senior Executives
Reportable salary2
Contributed superannuation3
Bonus paid4
Total
Salary Payments
Domestic Allowances
Overseas Allowances
No.
$
$
$
$
$
$
Total remuneration (including part-time arrangements):
less than $150,000
28
49,092
3,685
726
13,541
330
67,374
$150,000 to $179,999
6
111,295
11,637
5,487
28,748
1,886
159,053
$180,000 to $209,999
41
147,155
9,628
949
35,172
2,915
195,819
$210,000 to $239,999
27
153,515
16,050
9,603
42,008
3,086
224,262
$240,000 to $269,999
33
149,374
9,730
40,563
50,557
3,324
253,548
$270,000 to $299,999
18
154,434
11,038
67,092
49,792
3,363
285,719
$300,000 to $329,999
30
152,526
13,082
94,325
52,211
3,309
315,453
$330,000 to $359,999
12
153,847
19,836
108,678
54,814
3,492
340,667
$360,000 to $389,999
8
201,802
6,863
111,370
49,894
3,430
373,359
$390,000 to $419,999
14
200,549
9,947
125,283
63,972
4,307
404,058
$420,000 to $449,999
1
231,761
25,936
149,817
35,685
4,655
447,854
$450,000 to $479,999
1
161,364
516
218,770
68,811
3,072
452,533
$480,000 to $509,999
1
377,292
3,492
-
127,056
-
507,840
$540,000 to $569,999
1
280,787
7,992
143,875
109,943
6,448
549,045
$570,000 to $599,999
1
274,183
25,936
156,693
116,316
6,448
579,576
Total
222
Notes:
1. This table reports substantive senior executives who received remuneration during the reporting period. Each row is an averaged figure based on headcount for individuals in the band.
2. 'Reportable salary' includes gross payments (less any bonuses paid, which are separated out and disclosed in the 'bonus paid' column) and comprises the following:
a) Salary Payments;
b) Domestic and Overseas Allowances. Allowances include reportable fringe benefits (net amount); and
c) exempt foreign employment income.
3. The 'contributed superannuation' amount is the average actual superannuation contributions paid to senior executives in that reportable remuneration band during the reporting period, including any salary sacrificed amounts, as per the individuals' payslips.
4. 'Bonus paid' represents average actual bonuses paid during the reporting period in that reportable remuneration band. The 'bonus paid' within a particular band may vary between financial years due to various factors such as individuals commencing with or leaving the entity during the financial year.
5. Various salary sacrifice arrangements were available to senior executives including superannuation, motor vehicle and expense payment fringe benefits. Salary sacrifice benefits are reported in the 'reportable salary' column, excluding salary sacrificed superannuation, which is reported in the 'contributed superannuation' column.

 

Note 11C: Other Highly Paid Staff
 
2012
Average annual reportable remuneration1
Staff
Reportable salary2
Contributed superannuation3
Bonus paid4
Total
 
Salary Payments
Domestic Allowances
Overseas Allowances
 
No.
$
$
$
$
$
$
Total remuneration (including part-time arrangements):
$150,000 to $179,999
252
100,029
2,595
34,649
24,049
1,493
162,815
$180,000 to $209,999
130
100,779
2,040
66,716
23,672
1,244
194,451
$210,000 to $239,999
77
105,334
3,278
86,710
25,047
1,633
222,002
$240,000 to $269,999
31
114,015
4,039
101,823
28,062
1,203
249,142
$270,000 to $299,999
19
112,652
8,957
131,062
33,393
713
286,777
$300,000 to $329,999
16
111,804
13,711
149,102
33,479
979
309,075
$330,000 to $359,999
2
123,870
13,722
163,869
35,269
1,241
337,971
$390,000 to $419,999
1
141,200
154
225,603
24,632
2,483
394,072
Total
528
 
 
2011
Average annual reportable remuneration1
Staff
Reportable salary2
Contributed superannuation3
Bonus paid4
Total
 
Salary Payments
Domestic Allowances
Overseas Allowances
 
No.
$
$
$
$
$
$
Total remuneration (including part-time arrangements):
$150,000 to $179,999
236
95,427
2,042
42,891
22,263
1,147
163,770
$180,000 to $209,999
116
101,114
2,593
68,788
22,755
1,283
196,533
$210,000 to $239,999
59
103,847
2,978
91,495
24,248
1,375
223,943
$240,000 to $269,999
28
108,364
6,016
100,798
33,134
1,778
250,090
$270,000 to $299,999
17
117,478
12,034
117,219
33,948
1,125
281,804
$300,000 to $329,999
7
128,252
16,465
137,718
30,222
1,883
314,540
$330,000 to $359,999
1
146,144
9,046
150,305
25,317
2,786
333,598
Total
464
Notes:
1. This table reports staff:
a) who were employed by the entity during the reporting period;
b) whose reportable remuneration was $150,000 or more for the financial period; and
c) were not required to be disclosed in Tables B or director disclosures.
Each row is an averaged figure based on headcount for individuals in the band.
2. 'Reportable salary' includes gross payments (less any bonuses paid, which are separated out and disclosed in the 'bonus paid' column) and comprises the following:
a) Salary Payments;
b) Domestic and Overseas Allowances. Allowances include reportable fringe benefits (net amount); and
c) exempt foreign employment income.
3. The 'contributed superannuation' amount is the average actual superannuation contributions paid to staff in that reportable remuneration band during the reporting period, including any salary sacrificed amounts, as per the individuals' payslips.
4. 'Bonus paid' represents average actual bonuses paid during the reporting period in that reportable remuneration band. The 'bonus paid' within a particular band may vary between financial years due to various factors such as individuals commencing with or leaving the entity during the financial year.
5. Various salary sacrifice arrangements were available to other highly paid staff including superannuation, motor vehicle and expense payment fringe benefits. Salary sacrifice benefits are reported in the 'reportable salary' column, excluding salary sacrificed superannuation, which is reported in the 'contributed superannuation' column.

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