I was perusing the ACT Treasury’s STANDARD COSTING PARAMETERS 2012 (corrected version) and I happened upon the hitherto unknown costs of actually employing ACT Public Servants. The stunning numbers are here:
1.2 Cost Elements
Standard or benchmark costs are as follows.
1.2.1 Employment of Frontline Staff (Average Total Cost)
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$91,000 per Bus Driver(a)
$95,000 per Classroom Teacher (a)
$132,000 per Fire Fighter (a)(b)
$147,000 per Fire Station Manager (a)(b)
$107,000 per Nurse(a)
$130,000 per Police Officer (Constable rank)(a)
$172,000 per Police Officer (Sergeant rank)(a)
(a) Includes on-costs (workers compensation, superannuation, leave etc)
(b) Includes overtime provision
I suppose one is happy to know that some of our 90 per cent subsidy to ACTION is kicking back to the TWU members. And I suppose classroom teachers will be happy to know they are only $4,000 more worthy.