3 June 2021: OIA response | Number of employees in salary bands

3 June 2021 

Dear [name and contact details withheld]

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your request dated 10 May 2021, transferred by the Ministry of Health to PHARMAC on 21 May 2021, under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to public health employee salaries. You requested:

  • The number (not percentage) of public health employees whose annual salary is under $60,000
  • The number (not percentage) of public health employees whose annual salary is between $60,000 and $100,000
  • The number (not percentage) of public health employees whose annual salary is more than $100,000.

All salary figures are before tax deductions.

Please see the table below for a summary of the number of employees in each salary band as detailed in your request.

Note: the number of employees has been counted based on the full-time equivalent (FTE) salary. This means employees who work part-time hours have been counted against the FTE salary band (for example, if a 0.60 FTE employee has an FTE salary of $60,000 before tax, their actual income before tax would be $36,000).

Table: Number of PHARMAC employees in each FTE salary band

FTE salary band

Employees

< 60,000

5

$60,000 to $100,000

63

> $100,000

79

We trust that this information answers your queries. We are making our information more freely available, so we now publish selected OIA responses (excluding personal details) on our website. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this.

Yours sincerely 

Rachel Read
Manager, Policy and Government Services