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Pay

*Revised salary scales effective from 1st September 2019 as a result of the ASTI’s suspension of industrial action as outlined here.*

Teachers are paid according to an incremental salary scale and may be entitled to extra allowances.

Two salary scales operate for teachers in second-level schools in Ireland.

Salary Scale and Qualifications Allowances for Teachers who entered Teaching before 1 January 2011

Teachers who were first appointed to a Department paid teaching position prior to 1st January 2011 are paid according to a common basic salary scale plus qualification allowances. See below to view this scale and allowances.

Salary Scale and Qualification Allowances for Teachers who entered Teaching on or after 1 January 2011

Teachers who were first appointed to a Department paid teaching position between 1st January 2011 and 31st January 2012 are paid in accordance with the revised salary scale, which includes the Honours Primary Degree Allowance, and any applicable qualification allowances

Teachers who were first appointed to a Department paid teaching position on or after 1 February 2012 are paid in accordance with the revised salary scale which now includes the Honours Primary Degree allowance. See below to view this scale and allowances.


For further information please refer to circular 0041/2019


Please note Circular letter 0027/2016 allows for previous teaching service in an analogous teaching position in the public service of another EU member state to be recognised on the same basis as if the service was given in Ireland when determining the appropriate salary scale (and allowances where applicable) payable to the teacher.

Pre-2011 Common Basic Scale

*This scale incorporates a 1.75% increase effective from the 1st September 2019.

Points on ScaleAppointees Pre 01/01/2011
1.€35,088
2.€35,876
3.€36,985
4.€38,098
5.€39,823
6.€40,942
7.€42,059
8.€44,873
9.€46,278
10.€47,958
11.€49,629
12.€51,312
13.€52,720
14.€54,584
15.€54,584
16.€54,584
17.€57,154
18.€57,154
19.€57,154
20.€57,154
21.€60,550
22.€60,550
23.€60,550
24.€60,550
25.€64,302

Hourly Rates for Pre-January 1 2011 Entrants to Post-Primary Teaching with effect from 1st September 2019:

 

Category (Post-Primary) New Ongoing Rate from 1st Sep 2019Value of Statutory Annual Leave Accumulated per Hour Worked from 1/09/19*
Hourly casual qualified €45.09€6.15
Hourly unqualified €39.99€5.45
Qualified non-casual rate paid to teachers according to their own personal point on the incremental salary scale plus allowances divided by 735. This will give you your own personal hourly rate.   
    

*Cessation of “Rolled-up Holiday Pay”

With effect from the commencement of the 2015/2016 school year the practice of “rolled-up holiday pay” ceased.  Previously casual and non-casual teachers were paid a daily/hourly rate which included an element in respect of annual leave, Circular letter 0015/2015 introduced a separate payment in respect of holiday pay. This change was made to bring the method of remunerating casual and non-casual teachers in line with the European Union Working time Directive, following a decision of the European Commission.

The overall remuneration of casual and non-casual teachers will not change, however 12%  will be removed from the current hourly casual and non-casual rates. This represents the teachers’ statutory annual leave entitlement of 4 weeks per year. The teacher will accumulate statutory annual leave to the value of 12% of time worked. Teachers are required to take their statutory annual leave entitlement during the school closure periods, ie: Christmas, Easter, Summer.

Please refer to circular letter 0015/2015 for further details.

Qualification Allowances for those who entered teaching prior to 1 January 2011

   
(a)(i)H. Dip in Ed. (Pass)€591
 (ii)Higher Froebel Certificate€591
(b)(i)H.Dip in Ed. (1st or 2nd Hons)€1,236
 (ii)Ard Teastas Gaeilge€1,236
(c)Primary Degree (Pass)€1,842
(d)Masters Degree by thesis or exam (Pass)€4,918
(e)Primary Degree (1st, 2nd or 3rd Hons)€4,918
(f)Master Degree (1st or 2nd Hons)€5,496
(g)Doctors Degree€6,140

Either of the allowances (a) or (b) may be held together with any one of the allowances (c) to (g).

Other Allowances

   
(i)Teaching through Irish€1,583
(ii)Gaeltacht Grant€3,063
(iii)Island Allowance€1,842
(iv)Allowance for Diploma for Teachers of Deaf Children€2,437
 Allowance for Diploma for Teachers of Blind Children€2,437
 Allowance for Diploma for Teachers of Mentally and Physically Handicapped Children€2,437
(v)Special Allowances payable to teachers appointed before 1/1/1987 in  Comprehensive Schools€2,471
(vi)Allowance for teachers with 35 years service (long service allowance - payable after 10 years completed on the maximum point of the salary scale)€2,324

In-School Management Allowances

Category

 

Assistant Principal I

€8,520

Assistant Principal II

€3,769

 

 

Principal's Allowances

Category Based on number of teachers 
I (1 to 3)€9,310
II (4 to 5)€10,432
III (6)€12,238

IV (7 to 8)

€14,360
V (9 to 10)€16,705
VI (11 to 12)€19,084
VII (13 to 15)€21,386
VIII (16)€23,714
IX (17 to 19)€25,427
X (20 to 22)€27,197
XI (23 to 26)€29,776
XII (27 to 30)€31,520
XIII (31 to 35)€34,893
XIV (36 to 40)€36,030
XV (41 to 50)€39,079
XVI (51 to 60)€40,776
XVII (60+)€42,469

Deputy Principal's Allowances

Category Based on number of teachers 
I (1 to 3)€3,769
II (4 to 5)€4,932
III (6)€6,520

IV (7 to 8)

€8,173
V (9 to 10)€9,773
VI (11 to 12)11,444
VII (13 to 15)€13,051
VIII (16)€14,630
IX (17 to 19)€15,875
X (20 to 22)€17,088
XI (23 to 26)€18,966
XII (27 to 30)€20,129
XIII (21 to 35)€22,645
XIV (36 to 40)€23,137
XV (41 to 50)€25,280
XVI (51 to 60)€26,253
XVII (60+)€27,217

Salary Scale for teachers who entered Teaching on or after 1 January 2011

Post-2011 Common Basic Scale

*This scale includes a 1.75% increase effective from 1st September 2019 and inclusion of the Honours Primary Degree allowance on new entrant pay.

Points on ScaleAppointees 
1.€36,953
2.€38,466
3.€40,192
4.€40,981
5.€42,090
6.€43,431
7.€44,935
8.€46,451
9.€47,717
10.€49,978
11.€51,383
12.€53,062
13.€54,733
14.€56,417
15.€57,824
16.€59,688
17.€59,688
18.€59,688
19.€62,259
20.€62,259
21.€62,259
22.€62,259
23.€65,655
24.€65,655
25.€65,655
26.€65,655
27.€69,407
  

Hourly Rates for Post-primary Teachers who entered teaching on or after 1 January 2011:

 

Category (Post-Primary) New Ongoing Rate from 1st Sep 2019Value of Statutory Annual Leave Accumulated per Hour Worked from 1/09/19*
Hourly casual qualified €40.53€5.53
Hourly unqualified €35.99€4.91

 

 

*Cessation of “Rolled-up Holiday Pay”

With effect from the commencement of the 2015/2016 school year the practice of “rolled-up holiday pay” ceased.  Previously casual and non-casual teachers were paid a daily/hourly rate which included an element in respect of annual leave, Circular letter 0015/2015 introduced a separate payment in respect of holiday pay. This change was made to bring the method of remunerating casual and non-casual teachers in line with the European Union Working time Directive, following a decision of the European Commission.

The overall remuneration of casual and non-casual teachers will not change, however 12%  will be removed from the current hourly casual and non-casual rates. This represents the teachers’ statutory annual leave entitlement of 4 weeks per year. The teacher will accumulate statutory annual leave to the value of 12% of time worked. Teachers are required to take their statutory annual leave entitlement during the school closure periods, ie: Christmas, Easter, Summer.

Please refer to circular letter 0015/2015 for further details.

Qualification Allowances are not payable to those who entered teaching on or after 1 February 2012 apart from inclusion in the scale of the Honours Primary Degree Allowance from 1 January 2018

For those who entered teaching between 1 January 2011 and 31 January 2012 and who are already in receipt of qualification allowances above that of Honours Primary Degree allowance level will continue to receive those allowances, as follows:

  

 

1.(a)(i)H. Dip in Ed./PGDE (Pass)€591
 (ii)Higher Froebel Certificate€591
(b)(i)H.Dip in Ed. / PGDE (1st or 2nd Hons)€1,236
 (ii)Ard Teastas Gaeilge€1,236
(c)Primary Degree (Pass) - now incorporated into scale 
(d)Masters Degree by thesis or exam (Pass) - now incorporated into scale 
(e)Primary Degree (1st, 2nd or 3rd Hons) - now incorporated into scale 
(f)Master Degree (1st or 2nd Hons)€578
(g)Doctors Degree€1,222

Either of the allowances (a) or (b) may be held together with any one of the allowances (c) to (g).