Salary at Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)

What are your thoughts on pay and bonuses at your company?

It’s pretty good and goes up quite quickly at the start, but it is capped fairly early on. People rarely get rich being public servants!
Graduate, Canberra
Department exploits the fact that it is prestigious and competitive to work for PM&C. We don’t get paid commensurate to our responsibilities or to our capacity to influence outcomes across the APS.
Graduate, Canberra
You don’t receive bonuses in the public service. Pay is comparable to the private sector at lower levels, but the disparity increases at higher levels.
Entry level, Canberra
The pay is good, but progression, responsibility and opportunities are slower.
Graduate, Canberra
No bonuses. Pay is very low and promotional opportunities hard to find in the current environment. I was earning more in the private sector three years ago.
Midlevel, Canberra
Opportunities for advancement are limited by the positions and job numbers available in the team. Some areas of the Department appear to be reluctant to consider acting opportunities at a higher level. Some people are working considerably above level and are not compensated for this.
Graduate, Canberra
Progression is slow. A lot of people work above their pay classification.
Entry level, Canberra
Not as good as most private organisations but the work is fulfilling and I am more interested in work fulfilment than high pay. There are no bonuses.
Entry level, Canberra

What are your company's best or most unusual perks? For example: free tickets, free dinners, moving expenses, taxis, pension, etc.

You don’t receive perks in the public service. However, superannuation is a lot better than the private sector.
Entry level, Canberra
Moving expenses, support to go to training and other development opportunities in Canberra and throughout Australia, fantastic superannuation and the unique opportunities that come up in PM&C (e.g. arranging and attending meetings with the Prime Minister).
Graduate, Canberra
Getting to attend PM’s events that we may have organised or contributed policy decision making to.
Graduate, Canberra
I've had several great opportunities to be involved in/work at significant events that our department has had a role in organising.
Entry level, Canberra
The ability to work on very high level and significant national policy.
Graduate, Canberra
Taxis, and relocation allowance.
Graduate, Canberra
Moving expenses, high super.
Entry level, Canberra