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Pay

Updated 1st October, 2020

 

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 0060/2020.


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.

 

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

Pre-2011 Common Basic Scale*

*This scale incorporates a 2% increase effective from the 1st October 2020.

 

Point on ScaleAppointees Pre 01/01/2011  
1€35,790
2€36,593
3€37,725
4€38,860
5€40,620
6€41,761
7€42,900
8€45,770
9€47,204
10€48,917
11€50,621
12€52,338
13€53,774
14€55,675
15€55,675
16€55,675
17€58,297
18€58,297
19€58,297
20€58,297
21€61,761
22€61,761
23€61,761
24€61,761
25€65,588

 

Hourly Rates for Pre-January 1 2011 Entrants to Post-Primary Teaching with effect from 1st October 2020:

 

Category (Post-Primary) New Ongoing Rate from 1st Oct 2020Value of Statutory Annual Leave Accumulated per Hour Worked from 1/10/20*
Hourly casual qualified
 
 €46.18€6.30
Hourly unqualified €40.79€5.56
Qualified non-casualRate 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)€622
 (ii) Higher Froebel Certificate€622
(b)(i) H.Dip in Ed. (1st or 2nd Hons)€1,301
 (ii) Ard Teastas Gaeilge€1,301
(c)Primary Degree (Pass)€1,939
(d)Masters Degree by thesis or exam (Pass)€5,177
(e)Primary Degree (1st, 2nd or 3rd Hons)€5,177
(f)Master Degree (1st or 2nd Hons)€5,785
(g)Doctors Degree€6,463

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€1,666
(ii)Gaeltacht Grant€3,224
(iii)Island Allowance€1,939
(iv)Allowance for Diploma for Teachers of Deaf Children€2,565
 Allowance for Diploma for Teachers of Blind Children€2,565
 Allowance for Diploma for Teachers of Mentally and Physically Handicapped Children€2,565
(v)Special Allowances payable to teachers appointed before 1/1/1987 in  Comprehensive Schools€2,601
(vi)Allowance for teachers with 35 years service (long service allowance - payable after 10 years completed on the maximum point of the salary scale)€2,446

 

In-School Management Allowances

Category 
Assistant Principal I€8,968
Assistant Principal II€3,967

 

Principal's Allowances

Category Based on number of teachers 
I (1 to 3)€9,800
II (4 to 5)€10,981
III (6)€12,882
IV (7 to 8)€15,116
V (9 to 10)€17,584
VI (11 to 12)€20,088
VII (13 to 15)€22,512
VIII (16)€24,962
IX (17 to 19)€26,765
X (20 to 22)€28,628
XI (23 to 26)€31,343
XII (27 to 30)€33,179
XIII (31 to 35)€36,729
XIV (36 to 40)€37,926
XV (41 to 50)€41,136
XVI (51 to 60)€42,922
XVII (60+)€44,704

 

Deputy Principal's Allowances

Category Based on number of teachers 
I (1 to 3)€3,967
II (4 to 5)€5,192
III (6)€6,863
IV (7 to 8)€8,603
V (9 to 10)€10,287
VI (11 to 12)€12,046
VII (13 to 15)€13,738
VIII (16)€15,400
IX (17 to 19)€16,710
X (20 to 22)€17,987
XI (23 to 26)€19,964
XII (27 to 30)€21,188
XIII (21 to 35)€23,837
XIV (36 to 40)€24,355
XV (41 to 50)€26,610
XVI (51 to 60)€27,635
XVII (60+)€28,649

 

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

Post-2011 Common Basic Scale*

*This scale includes a 2% increase effective from 1st October 2020 and inclusion of the Honours Primary Degree allowance on new entrant pay.

 

Points on ScaleAppointees 
1€37,692
2€39,235
3€40,996
4*€41,800
5€42,932
6€44,299
7€45,834
8*€47,380
9€48,671
10€50,977
11€52,410
12€54,123
13€55,828
14€57,546
15€58,981
16€60,882
17€60,882
18€60,882
19€63,504
20€63,504
21€63,504
22€63,504
23€66,968
24€66,968
25€66,968
26€66,968
27€70,795

 

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

 

Category (Post-Primary)New Ongoing Rate from 1st Oct 2020Value of Statutory Annual Leave Accumulated per Hour Worked from 1/10/20*
Hourly casual qualified€41.37€5.64
Hourly unqualified€36.71€5.01

 

*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:

(a)(i) H. Dip in Ed./PGDE (Pass)€622
 (ii) Higher Froebel Certificate€622
(b)(i) H.Dip in Ed. / PGDE (1st or 2nd Hons)€1,301
 (ii) Ard Teastas Gaeilge€1,301
(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)€608
(g)Doctors Degree€1,286

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