Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (185)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

185. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of employing ten new speech and language therapists. [51326/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the estimated salary cost for the employment of a speech and language therapist, on a full-time basis, would be an average salary cost of €55,000 per annum for a Speech and Language Therapist grade, or €70,000 per annum for a Senior Speech and Language Therapist grade.

The estimated cost of employing ten new speech and language therapists would therefore be either approximately €550,000 per annum, or €700,000 per annum, depending on the grade level of the therapists employed.