Pay and Grading

The pay and grading structure for staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas is outlined in the table below with a summary of the relevant salary scale. The salaries and allowances of members can be viewed in the TDs and Senators section of our website. 

GradesTotal numbers June 2017Salary Scale PPCSalary Scale non-PPCWeekly/
Annual
Secretary General 1 N/A
€179,631 Annual
Assistant Secretary 2 N/A €122,313 - €139,728 Annual
Director (PO (higher)) 1  N/A €83,519 - €102,212 Annual
Principal Officer (standard) 16 €81,767 - €100,333 €77,849 - €95,487 Annual
Assistant Principal 57  €65,093 - €78,451 €62,966 - €74,657 Annual 
Advisory Counsel Grade III 8 €65,223 - €88,349 N/A Annual
AO 14 €31,221 - €59,294  N/A Annual
Senior Clerk 54 €47,426 - €58,251 €44,816 - €56,415  Annual
Junior Clerk 50 €28,739 - €48,975 €30,314 - €46,616 Annual
Telephonist 3 €438.46 - €734.79 €451.63 - €699.79 Weekly
CO 81 €438.46 - €734.79 €451.63 - €699.79 Weekly
Head Usher 1 €705.25 - €793.98 €671 - €755.91 Weekly
Deputy Head Usher 3 €664.89 - €750.86 €633.31 - €714.98 Weekly
Usher Grade Team Leader 8 €31,821 - €48,975 €30,314 - €46,616 Annual
Superintendent's Section: Usher Grade III, Services Officer, Porter, Service Attendant, Cleaner  76 €393.61 - €489.17 €377.69 - €633.23 Weekly (Average of 5 Salary Scales)
Assistant Editor 7 €48,617 - €70,646 €46,723 - €67,231  Annual
Deputy Editor 3 €66,777 - €82,538 N/A  Annual
Parliamentary Reporters 38 €39,199 - €62,943 €37,327 - €59,882 Annual
Aistritheoir Grád I 2 €66,777 - €82,538 N/A  Annual
Aistritheoir Grad II 9 €59,765 - €70,645 €56,863 - €67,231 Annual
Aistritheoir Grad III 10 €30,377 - €63,701 €32, 045 - €60,604  Annual
Assistant Librarian 6 €30,376 - €63,701 €32,045 - €60,604  Annual
Senior Researchers 6 €59,765 - €70,645 €56,863 - €67,231  Annual
Researchers 17 €30,376 - €63,701 €28,941 - €60,604  Annual

 All payscales for the grades listed above can be found here. For each grade there are two payscales: 

  1. PPC (Personal Pension Contribution) Payscale - These rates apply where the appointee is a new entrant to the civil service or an existing civil or public servant appointed on or after 6th April 1995 and is required to make a personal pension contribution.
  2. Non-PPC (Personal Pension Contribution) Payscale - These rates apply where the appointee is a civil or public servant recruited before 6th April 1995 and who is not required to make a Personal Pension Contribution.

 

 

Last updated: 14 April 2016