This Wednesday is published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) the decree law that approves the increase of 2% of the salary of the officials. The increase applies to all charges, and an additional increase could be added depending on the evolution of GDP. The rise had been agreed between the unions and the previous Executive of Mariano Rajoy for 2018, 2019 and 2020. The current president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, promised to keep it, but postponed the expected rise for this year to the formation of Government.
The measure, which according to the Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function, Carolina Darias, will benefit 2.5 million workers, enters into force with retroactive effect from January 1. The decree establishes a fixed rise of 2% –in addition to the additional 0.25% approved last year— and a variable, linked to the evolution of the economy. For a GDP growth equal to or greater than 2.5%, —something very unlikely since the forecasts of the main analytical houses and international organizations are below this objective–, the additional increase will be 1% and will decrease proportionally if it falls below 2.5%, at a rate of two tenths for every tenth less growth.
In addition to these calculation rules, the decree published on Wednesday reflects how the rise in salaries of officials, including senior officials, is from the president to the vice presidents of the Government and the magistrates, among others. According to the tables reflected in the text, the highest fees correspond to the president of the Constitutional Court, with 156,171 euros gross per year. The chief executive, meanwhile, has been assigned a salary of 84,845 in 12 payments. These are some of the remuneration for 2020 after the salary increase:
Officials The ordinary payrolls of these workers will depend on the group to which they belong, and in 2020 they will range from 7,142 euros of Group E to 14,442 of the A1, plus the extra payments of June and December and the three years (from 175.8 to 555.8 euros). To this we must add the add-on destination, depending on the level of the job (from 1,195 euros to 12,615), the specific (according to the responsibility and complexity of the position) and productivity that can be assigned by the head of the department based on performance and available credits.
High positions of the Government. The salary of these public figures is distributed in 12 monthly payments without the right to extra pay and without prejudice to the compensation for seniority that corresponds to them. The president of the Government is not the one with the highest salary. Pedro Sánchez will receive 84,845 euros a year, 2.25% more compared to last year, compared to 92,245 euros from María del Carmen Barrera, president of the Economic and Social Council. It is followed by the president of the State Council, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, with 84,436 euros a year, and the four vice-presidents (Carmen Calvo, Pablo Iglesias, Nadia Calviño and Teresa Ribera), with 79,746 euros. The 18 ministers will receive a remuneration of 74,858 euros in 2020, compared to 73,211 of 2019.
Secretaries of State, undersecretaries and general directors. The remuneration of these charges is also made up of a salary plus the supplements. The secretaries of state and assimilated are the ones who earn the most. In total, 72,768 euros per year (14,097 of basic salary, 22,914 of destination supplement and 35,755 of specific complement), plus the extra payments of June and December. The undersecretaries will receive 64,516 euros a year in 2020 and the general directors 55,163 euros gross (plus the two extra payments established). These three categories of officials also have the productivity complement recognized.
General Council of the Judiciary. Justice officials are the ones who receive the highest fees. The president of the Supreme Court and the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Carlos Lesmes, will receive 141,239 euros in 2020, an amount consisting of a base salary of 28,701 euros to be distributed in 14 monthly installments and other salaries totaling 112,538 euros per year distributed in 12 payments. The members of the CGPJ will receive 121,811 euros and the secretary general 119,003 (also in this case, the base salary to be distributed in 14 monthly payments and the rest of the salaries in 12). The decree establishes that those members who do not perform their duties exclusively will receive allowances for attending plenary sessions and commissions.
Constitutional Court. The president of this body, Juan José González Rivas, is the one that charges the most between salary and remuneration, both to be distributed in 14 months. In total, the figure amounts to 156,171 euros. The vice president of the high court is assigned a fee of 146,795 euros per year (in 14 monthly installments) and the section presidents of 139,613 (also in 14 payments). They are followed by magistrates, with 132,431 euros gross per year, and the secretary general (116,094), to be distributed in 14 payments.
Court of Accounts The president of this institution, María José de la Fuente, will receive 122,168 euros gross this year to be distributed in 14 monthly installments. The same amount is assigned to section presidents and counselors. The secretary general will receive 105,177 euros gross per year. In all cases the amounts will be distributed in 14 payments.
Fiscal and judicial career. These professionals will receive in 2020 a base salary that ranges from 25,976 of the president of the National Court to 19,504 of a judge, distributed in 12 monthly installments. For prosecutors, depending on the position, the payroll varies between 25,077 and 19,504 euros, also in 12 monthly installments. In both cases, both for the fiscal and for the judicial career, the two extra payments must be added, the remuneration for seniority or three years and the complementary, variable and special remuneration. The magistrates of Supreme Court they will earn between 119,131 and 116,031 euros per year (the salary, of 28,291 euros, distributed in 14 monthly installments, and the other salaries, of 87,740, in 12) and the state attorney general, 123,535 euros in 12 monthly payments and without extra payments.