Who the Remuneration Authority sets pay for
Remuneration set by the Authority
The Remuneration Authority sets the remuneration for:
- local government elected officials
- the Prime Minister
- Members of Parliament
- former Prime Ministers
- the Governor-General
- former Governors-General and their spouses
- independent officers and boards
See the independent officers and boards remuneration page for a full list of who is included.
Remuneration that is not set by the Authority
- Remuneration for the chief executives of most government departments is set by the State Services Commissioner.
- Fees for statutory and other bodies in which the Crown has an interest are set under the Cabinet Fees Framework, administered by the State Services Commission.
- Fees for the directors of crown entity companies and state owned enterprises are administered through Treasury’s Commercial Operations Group.
- Remuneration of chief executives in the local government sector is the responsibility of the local or regional authority concerned.
- Remuneration for boards or trading companies established by local or regional authorities is the responsibility of the local or regional authority concerned.