Showing posts with label MPs Pay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MPs Pay. Show all posts

PNG Public Service Pay Increase 2022 - 2024

A three-year (2022-2024) Salary Fixation Agreement has been signed to increase the pay of PNG public servants. The agreement provides for a general increase in the Public Service Performance Based Salary Structure or PBSS.

The increase comprises two parts over the three-year period:

  • an increase of 1.5% generally across the board, plus
  • an additional 1.5% of the base salary.
See the last pay increments for teachers here.

Schecule 1: PNG Public Service implementation of pay increase 2019 - 2022

Schedule 1: PNG Public Service implementation of pay increase 2022 - 2024

Schedule 2: PNG Public Service implementation of pay increase 2022 - 2023

Schedule 2: PNG Public Service implementation of pay increase 2022 - 2023

Schedule 3: PNG Public Service implementation of pay increase 2023 - 2024

PNG Public Service implementation of pay increase 2023 - 2024

Contact DPM - Port Moresby

If you have any questions about the 'PNG Public Service implementation of pay increase 2023 - 2024', call the Department of Personal Management (DPM) on 3276309, 3276392, 3276336, 3276373 or 3276403.

PNG MPs Salaries 2010 to 2022: How much is your MP Earning In Gross Pay and Allowance?

Here is a compilation of Papua New Guinea MPs Salaries from 2010 to 2022, calculated. We know from past experiences (2011 & 2016) that PNG MPs normally give themselves massive pay increases before the election. Either that or they somehow conjure some excuse to get ridiculous increases.

(In case, you see any witchcraft happening, here is what you should know.) Take a look at how much each of these MPs is receiving and if they are, actually, worth the money!
  • Prime Minister
  • Speaker
  • DPM
  • Opposition Leader
  • Govt Minister
  • Non-govt MPs
  • Governors
  • Assembly Members

Margin of error

Calculated - these salaries are correct to the nearest 100 kinas, which means that the figures may not be the exact received by all the MPS as some MPs received more, others less.

However, we followed the increases in 2010/11 (see the article links below) and are confident that the GROSS Salaries are accurate to the thousands received annually.

PNG MPs' Salaries

There were several adjustments to make this calculation relevant;
  • first, the figures published in the National Newspaper in December 2010 and the PNG Insight's calculations in 2011 based on those figures;
  • second, the exact Ordinary MPs pay published by Madang MP Bryan Krammer on his Facebook wall in 2017 and
  • third, the recent (2019) leaked Salary Advice Slip for PNG Parliament Speaker.

PNG MPs Allowances

We know that the MPs' salaries to allowances ratio is 31.6 to 68.4 split. They earn an unusually ridiculous allowance. This work EXCLUDES overseas/travel allowances.

On overseas travels, the MPs including the PM get over US$500 per day as their travel duty allowance. Read more about it in the Post Courier article here.

All in all, it gives us an accurate representation of the MPs' salaries. SOURCE LINKS
1) 2010 increases:
3) Madang MP Salary, Facebook

Additional info
  • Salary to allowance ratio 31.6: 68.4
  • *adjustments 2011, 2017 and 2019 base/gross salaries
What do you think? Leave a comment. See more election data on PNG Insight YouTube Channel


With the economy nose diving, the country drowning in debt and O'Neill Government facing a serious cashflow crisis, many Papua New Guineans are struggling to survive.
Tax in PNG
PNG Workers pay 34% in Tax
Post and image: Facebook/Bryan Kramar
An article by B. KRAMAR outling the high tax paid by PNG workers in October 2018 - reposted.

Many I have spoken to questioned why they are taxed so much?  I explained taxes are necessary to ensure essential services are provided to the people. For example, policing, judiciary, correctional services, hospitals, education to name a few, all funded by tax collections. 

Real problem is Corrupt Politicians

The real problem is that corrupt politicians only end up mismanaging and misusing (stealing) these funds to enrich themselves and their cronies.  They become overnight millionaires on the peoples hard earned tax money. 

MP pay only 5% in Tax

However, after making inquiries into just how much salary and wages tax Members of Parliament pay versus ordinary workers, I was shocked to discover that worker pay up 34% in wages tax while a Government Minister is taxed as low was 5%. 

For instance lets say a worker's gross wage is K400 a fortnight where his employer provides him a company vehicle and medium cost housing. 

Their wages would be calculated as follows:
  • Gross Wage K400.00
  • Add Taxable Vehicle Allowance  K125.00
  • Add Taxable Housing Allowance K400.00
  • Total taxable salary & wages = K925.00 
  • Tax on K925.00 = K135.20  

Their net take home pay would be K264.80 (actual pay K400 less tax K135.19).

Average PNG Worker Pays Over 40%, GST included

What is alarming is that the average Papua New Guinean worker whose gross pay is over K900 can expect to lose upto 30% of his pay in taxes.  Not to mention a further 10% GST when he spends it at the store on goods and services.  

Meanwhile Members of Parliament, Government Ministers and the Prime Minister are paid tens of thousands every fortnight and only pay between 5%-13% tax. 

Members of Parliament Pay

Gross fortnight pay K14,600 less K1,280 tax and K668 retirement benefit = Net take home pay K12,600 Wage Tax represents only 8%.

Government Ministers Gross fortnight pay is K25,400 less K1,300 tax and K1,330 retirement benefits = Net take home pay  K20,100. 
Where the tax represents only 5%.

Prime Minister Gross fortnight pay K38,000 less K5,100 tax and K2,000 retirement benefits, net take home pay K30,900. 

What is shocking is this is nothing compared to what corrupt Members of Parliament steal in DSIP and Development Funds annually. 

It is interesting to hear Union leaders who have close associations with Government Ministers publicly announce they do not support the one day boycott on Friday, yet very silent about their workers welfare.  

What is absurd is that these Union leaders feed from the workers contributions just like Politicians are paid by tax payers money only to end up stealing from them. 

As a Member of Parliament it would be one thing to be paid well if we actually earned our wages by running the country properly.  

MPs proposed Pay Increas

I have received information O'Neill Government is proposing to increase MPs wages and backdate  the increase to 2016.  The justification being the sharp increase in cost of living (CPI). What is absurd is O'Neill Government are responsible for the sharp increase in cost of goods, so Members of Parliament may give ourselves a pay rise but what about the rest of country who essentially pays for our wages. 

Please share this article or email it to your work colleagues, friends and family.  

Time to end the madness - Join the one day boycott on Friday 26 October  2018.

Teaching Service Fixation Agreement (2014-2016) - PNG Public Service Pay Scale

New teachers and those who do not know how you are paid, you are paid up Scales of 1 - 12 (TS1 – TS12) and across Grades 1 - 7. In other words, you move up the Pay Scale and along the Pay Grade. It can happen simultaneously or one at a time.

Salary Fixation Agreement 2014 – 2016 Teachers Pay Scale and Pay Grade

Click on the link to see the latest pay increase for PNG Public Servants 2022 - 2024

PNG Public Service Pay Scale
PNG Public Service Pay Scale

A review of teachers’ salaries conducted in 2013 agreed to a 33% rise in base pay over three years, 2014 - 2016. The increment came at the back of an increase in the number of students and teachers increased workload; as well as the increasing prices of goods and services. The increment was, in fact, an agreement set in stone and effective as of the first pay of 2014. 

By now all teachers, from preprimary to primary and secondary schools, should be paid the agreed salaries at 2016 rates.

An additional Service Allowance of 10% was also accorded to teachers and matured in 2016. This additional increase means that between (and inclusive of) 2014 and 2016 teachers’ total salaries (TOTAL SALARY = BASE SALARY + SERVICE ALLOWANCE) increased by 43%. 

Teachers, perhaps it is important to know your pay scale and pay grade. Knowing the two will help you to determine whether you are receiving the right salary or not. The diagram shows the increase – take particular note of 2016 salaries.

PNG teachers pay increase

The Teaching Service is now accountable to teachers after the three years, 2014-2017. The TSC has got to do its work right. At the moment, two questions needed answers from the commission, TSC:

1. Are the teachers paid at 2016 pay grade?

This is a serious question and only teachers and school administrators know whether they received the promised increase or not. Make it your agenda in school staff meetings. Confirm your pay scale and pay grade. Make sure you are paid your dues. 

If you are sitting on a confirmed position (by this I mean a confirmed pay scale and pay grade); and not paid the right amount, raise it immediately and asked for a back payment.

Note: Do not waste your time if you are acting on a substantive level. Do not try to claim at that pay scale as you will not be entertained.

2. When is another review due?

According to the Teaching Service Fixation Agreement 2014-2016, another review was due on the 1st of January 2017. I hope TSC has not gone to sleep on it. 

This review has to be considered urgent. It is already overdue. The TSC, Education Secretary and Education Minister (in the new government after the June elections) must make it their number one priority. 

Having said that, the TSC commissioner and Education Secretary should initiate the review NOW. They shouldn’t wait. Another 3-year review (2018-2020) has to be swiftly done and submitted to the new education minister as soon as s/he is appointed to the role in the new government. 

All in all, increasing the price of goods and services and overcrowding in classrooms; capped off with a mountain of work, teachers deserve another pay increase. TSC must think right – take the lead, and urgently initiate a review of teachers’ salaries, service allowance and leave entitlements.

MPs Base Pay: PNG 111 MPs Share Over K15 MILLION Every Year - Should They Get Another Pay Increase?

Papua New Guineans want to know how much their MPs are receiving every fortnight and rightfully so as tax payers. Two articles on MPs annual salary made it to the top 10 on PNG Insight. The articles dated December 2014 and January 2015 took into consideration all increments from Somare government (52% increase, November 2010) to O’Neill government (30% increase, November 2013 – 2016). If you would like to get details of MPs pay increment, follow this link or those at the bottom.

Perhaps it is widely known MPs are highly paid national earners among other well-to-do public servants like the Chief Justice and Chief Secretary. This article shows how much each MP would have earned every fortnight in base pay, ending 2016.

In number terms the calculation is based on 2010 base pay compared to over 80% increments in six years to 2016. It does not include allowances and packs and privileges they are entitled to at the moment. As mentioned earlier, the figures are to show MPs base salary.
So, the question now is ‘do the MPs need another pay increase?’ You be the judge. The figures in the table speak volume:
  1. The 111 MPs share over K15 million every year, over half a million Kina every fortnight.
  2. Prime minister earns the highest salary and probably the highest paid public servant in the country, not the Chief Justice. 
  3. Provincial governors are at the bottom of MPs pay scale earning 5 times less than the PM at nearly K3000.00 every two weeks.
  4. Deputy prime minister and Opposition leader earn about the same in base pay.
  5. Nearly half (47.53%) of the total pay is paid to the 33 government ministers.
  6. At the current salary rate, over K75 million will be paid to these 111 people in the next 5 years.
Some background information on MPs pay increase:

2014 MPs 10% Pay Rise | Prime Minister, the Highest Earner at K306, 000 - Ho! Ho!! Ho!!!

An increase in lower level public servants pay would be welcome. Many reforms are taking place in health, education and other departments. These reforms placed a huge burden on the implementers. The education reform, for instance, puts a lot of pressure on limited resources, including teachers. Any increase in their pay would compliment their work load.

In an earlier post, I commended the pay increase for teachers from 2014 to 2016 announced by Dr Puka Temu in November of 2013. But, why do the MPs get an increase almost every year? Do they deserve it? Haven’t they received enough? There is no point in awarding parliamentarians massive increases year on year to sustain their lavish lifestyles. No point at all.

Take a look at this. Sir Michael Somare’s government unanimously approved a 52% pay rise in November 2010. A massive increase just before Christmas. Ho! Ho!! Ho!!!

Puka Temu, the then Public Service Minister in Peter O’Neill's government, announced another increase of 7% in November 2013. Actually, that was backdated to 1st January 2013 and paid to each Member of Parliament before they for their Christmas holiday. Ho! Ho!! Ho!!! again.

During that announcement, the minister also declared a separate increase of 7.5% and 2.5% thereafter to 2016 for every public sector worker, including the MPs. What is unclear is whether this increase is evident from the MPs to community school teachers and community health workers.

For clarification, the 2013 increases were in three parts: a 7% one-off payment and a 3 year increase of 7.5% of the actual gross salary plus 2.5% of average salary. The average salary is all salary combined divide by number of earners.

Take a look at the calculation:

Every servant of the public will earn a 7.5%/2,5% increase, in installments, over a course 3 year period, 2014 - 2016. By 2016, the public servants will have realised a 30% spike in their annual pay if the government remains true to its promise. That is 10% increment every year. 

So, here is what our hard working servants of the public would have seen on their pay slips this year, 2014 with the first increase of 10%.

  • Prime Minister earns over K300,000
  • Speaker of Parliament earns over K250,000
  • DPM at the most earns K235,000
  • Opposition Leader earns over K235,000 (same as DPM)
  • Goverment Ministers earn over K183,000
  • Other MPs earn over K91,000
  • Provincial Governors earn over K64,000

And a Papua New Guinea classroom teacher will have received a compounded average of K21,525 for the year 2014

Happy Christmas and God Bless