Who the Remuneration Authority sets pay for

Remuneration set by the Authority

The Remuneration Authority sets the remuneration for:

  • local government elected officials
  • Judges
  • 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.