We have two different ways of determining pay at Council:
- Salaried or market-rated – those who do not have wage rates within their employment agreement
- Waged employees – those who have wage rates within their employment agreement.
Salaried (market-rated) staff
Salaried employees have a grade allocated to their job, and are generally paid within the pay range of that grade.
To determine what grade a job is, a job evaluation is completed.
We use the Strategic Pay methodology to evaluate our jobs. Strategic Pay is a New Zealand company that specialises in remuneration across both public and private sectors. The job evaluation methodology measures five factors.
|Accountability||Job's accountability for and contribution to the organisation's end results and how they impact on organisational performance|
|Work complexity||Complexity of problems faced and the requirement to exercise judgement, as well as the availability for guidance and assistance for the implementation of solutions|
|Responsibility for people||Leadership, teamwork, and coaching skills required to perform the job, including the extent of direct responsibility for supervising or managing other employees|
|Relating to others||Range of interpersonal skills required for effective performance in the role, both inside and outside the organisation|
|Expertise||Knowledge and expertise required to achieve full competence in the role|
The table below shows the number and percentage of our staff on each grade, and the pay range for each grade, as at May 2022.
|Grade||Number of employees||Percentage of employees (%)||Pay range ($)|
|No official grade||252||18.48|
|6||16||1.17||47,320 - 49,863|
|7||62||4.55||47,320 - 53,721|
|8||13||0.95||47,320 - 58,027|
|9||127||9.31||47,320 - 62,529|
|10||81||5.94||47,758 - 67,423|
|11||89||6.52||51,363 - 72,512|
|12||74||5.43||55,711 - 78,651|
|13||73||5.35||60,097 - 84,843|
|14||65||4.77||65,359 - 92,272|
|15||122||8.94||70,445 - 99,452|
|16||88||6.45||76,656 - 108,220|
|17||44||3.23||83,267 - 117,554|
|18||87||6.38||89,768 - 126,731|
|19||62||4.55||97,365 - 137,457|
|20||40||3.01||105,653 - 149,157|
|21||25||1.83||115,191 - 162,623|
|22||14||1.03||126,015 - 177,904|
|23||10||0.73||137,870 - 194,640|
|24||6||0.44||150,498 - 212,468|
|25||4||0.29||163,383 - 230,659|
|27||1||0.07||178,116 - 251,458|
|28||1||0.07||192,012 - 271,076|
|29||6||0.44||205,908 - 290,694|
|30||1||0.07||220,383 - 311,130|
Last updated 27 July 2023