Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (156)

Sean Fleming

Question:

159 Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 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 he will make a statement on the matter. [32786/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

The information requested by the Deputy in relation to salary ranges of staff in my Department is set out in Table 1.

TABLE 1:Salary ranges of staff in the Department for 2011 and July 2012

Salary Range €

Number of staff in range 2011

Number of staff in range July 2012

Under 40,000

310

293

40,001-50,000

104

100

50,001-60,000

87

84

60,001-70,000

49

45

70,001-80,000

35

33

80,001-90,000

15

18

90,001-100,000

13

9

Above 100,000

9

9

Total

622

591

The figures above exclude temporary seasonal staff employed by my Department, of which there are currently 67 in a salary range of less than €40,000.

The information requested by the Deputy in relation to the cost of increments in various salary ranges is set out in Table 2.

TABLE 2:Estimated cost of increments payable across salary ranges of staff in the Department for 2011 (June-Dec) and 2012

Salary Range €

Estimated cost of increments falling due for payment in 2011 (June-Dec) €

Estimated cost of increments falling due for payment in 2012 €

Under 40,000

107,863

163,912

40,001-50,000

38,016

65,822

50,001-60,000

44,845

66,162

60,001-70,000

15,838

28,244

70,001-80,000

28,210

44,804

80,001-90,000

10,516

5,324

90,001-100,000

3,093

13,879

Above 100,000

6,293

6,293

Total

254,673

394,440

The payment of increments in my Department is subject to staff receiving a satisfactory rating through the Performance Management Development System.