The information which the Deputy is seeking is not typically retained within my Department as matters relating to the salary scales of GSOC staff is a matter for the Commission in relation to the limits set out by DPER.
However, upon request, the Commission has provided me with the following information.
- An Investigations Officer (Higher Executive Officer equivalent) - €64,132;
- A Senior Investigations Officer (Assistant Principal Officer equivalent) - €83,982; and
- A Principal Officer - €95,441.
The above listed annual salary costs are based on the mid-point of the pay scales in each grade in accordance with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Circular 22/2017 which sets out the relevant pay scales applicable from 1 January 2018. These costs do not include employer PRSI, and ancillary costs such as accommodation, equipment, travel and subsistence, etc.