Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (142)

Sean Fleming

Question:

145 Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection in respect of 2011, the best estimate for 2012 of the number of persons in the following salary ranges, the total cost of the increments in respect of the persons in each of these salary ranges: less than €40,000; between €40,001 - €50,000; between €50,001 - €60,000; between €60,001 - €70,000; between €70,001 - €80,000; between €80,001 - €90,000; between €90,001 - €100,000; and more than €100,001; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32798/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

The table shows the number of staff in the Department within each of the salary ranges as at 1 July 2011 and 1 July 2012, the numbers of those who are expected to receive an increment in 2012, almost half of all staff, and an estimate of the gross cost of those additional increments in 2012. The increase in numbers is primarily due to the transfer of almost 1,100 former Community Welfare service staff into the Department on 1 October 2011 and over 700 former FÁS staff into the Department on1 January 2012.

Salary band €

Number of staff in band at 1st July 2011.

Number of staff in band at 1st July 2012.

Estimated number of staff who will receive increments during 2012

Estimated gross cost of increments in 2012 for staff within band €

Under 40,000

3,325

3,685

2,027

1,037,995

40,001 – 50,000

1,138

1,472

576

403,392

50,001 – 60,000

496

1,217

352

252,950

60,001 – 70,000

49

130

51

55,008

70,001 – 80,000

106

174

48

54,768

80,001 – 90,000

35

70

33

46,945

90,001 – 100,000

39

45

19

30,086

100,001 plus

18

26

8

18,918

Total

5,206

6,819

3,114

1,900,062