Written answers

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Department of Finance

Public Service Staff

8:00 am

Photo of Arthur MorganArthur Morgan (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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Question 175: To ask the Minister for Finance the number of persons employed by the State earning less than €20,000 per year; the number of persons employed by the State earning less than €30,000 per year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2785/11]

Photo of Arthur MorganArthur Morgan (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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Question 176: To ask the Minister for Finance the numbers of public sector workers earning less than €20,000, €30,000, €40,000, €50,000, €60,000, €70,000, €80,000, €90,000 and €100,000 and earning more than €100,000 per annum. [2786/11]

Photo of Arthur MorganArthur Morgan (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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Question 177: To ask the Minister for Finance the numbers of public sector workers earning less than €20,000, €30,000, €40,000, €50,000, €60,000, €70,000, €80,000, €90,000 and €100,000 and earning more than €100,000 per annum excluding various forms of income from public sources to groups that would not normally be regarded as being employed within the public service, for example, persons receiving fees and those on the State boards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2787/11]

Photo of Arthur MorganArthur Morgan (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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Question 178: To ask the Minister for Finance the number of public servants earning more than €100,000, €120,000, €150,000, €200,000, €250,000, €300,000, €350,000, €400,000, €450,000 and €500,000 respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2788/11]

Photo of Brian Lenihan JnrBrian Lenihan Jnr (Minister, Department of Finance; Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 175 to 178, inclusive, together.

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the latest relevant sector-based information available on employees taxed under the PAYE system is derived from income tax returns filed for the income tax year 2008 and represents about 96 per cent of all returns expected at the time the data were compiled for analytical purposes. The figures include PAYE taxpayers who are required to return an income tax return Form 11 where non-PAYE income is greater than €3,174, it does not segregate earnings from public sources and those from other sources. Therefore, the earnings figures shown may include income from non public-sector sources.

The data also includes various forms of income from public sources to groups that would not normally be regarded as being employed within the public service, e.g. those receiving fees, those on State Boards etc. On the basis of the available tax-based data it is not possible to identify and exclude income from public sources to groups that would not normally be regarded as employed within the public service or to distinguish the earnings of employees associated with atypical work patterns. Accordingly, it is likely that the number of lower paid public servants is overstated. On this basis the total numbers of public sector employees, and the breakdown of those numbers by income ranges, is set out as follows.

Income Tax Year 2008

Range of Gross incomePublic Sector Employees*Total Number
€0 – €20,000110,663
€20,001 – €30,00068,447
€30,001 – €40,00070,191
€40,001 – €50,00060,831
€50,001 – €60,00038,797
€60,001 – €70,00025,092
€70,001 – €80,00017,338
€80,001 – €90,00012,178
€90,001 – €100,0008,058
€100,001 – €120,0009,738
€120,001 – €150,0006,176
€150,001 – €200,0002,619
€200,001 – €250,000737
€250,001 – €300,000382
€300,001 – €350,000256
€350,001 – €400,000135
€400,001 – €500,000102
Over €500,00087
Totals431,827

Photo of Arthur MorganArthur Morgan (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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Question 179: To ask the Minister for Finance the salaries of judges; the number of judges earning more than €100,000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2789/11]

Photo of Brian Lenihan JnrBrian Lenihan Jnr (Minister, Department of Finance; Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
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There are currently 146 members of the Judiciary. Details of annual salary rates payable to members of the Judiciary are set in the following table.

Position
Chief Justice€295,916
President, High Court€274,779
Judge, Supreme Court€257,872
President, Circuit Court€249,418
Judge, High Court€243,080
President, District Court€183,894
Judge, Circuit Court€177,554
Judge, District Court€147,961

As part of Budget 2011, I indicated that legislation will be brought forward to provide that the salaries for future appointments to the judiciary will be reduced by at least 10% with a maximum salary cap of no greater than €250,000 p.a.

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