Chief Minister Andrew Barr will be paid $345,203 plus allowances a year, from 1 July, after the ACT Remuneration Tribunal handed out a 2.5 per cent pay rise to the Territory’s politicians.
The 2.5 per cent rise is above the Territory’s 2.2 per cent CPI result for 2017 and comes as wages remain flat generally, growing by an average 2.1 per cent nationally over the year.
Mr Barr’s counterpart, Opposition Leader Alistair Coe will pocket $279,450 while the Deputy Chief Minister, Yvette Berry, will be paid $295,888.
Mr Coe’s Deputy Nicole Lawder will now be paid $197,258.
The Speaker, Labor’s Joy Burch, will be paid $254,792 and her Liberal Deputy, Vicki Dunne, $180,039.
For the Whips and members of committees concerned with public affairs, the new salary will be $180,820.
The base salary for Members of the Legislative Assembly will increase to $164,382.
The Tribunal also increased the salaries of ACT Public Service executives by 2.5 per cent, with the top rate moving to $364,398.
The roles of Auditor-General ($304,474), Clerk of the Assembly ($225,891) and Electoral Commissioner ($210,138) will also be paid 2.5 per cent more from 1 July.
To view the Tribunal’s decision go here.