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 & Senators section of our website.

Grades

Total numbers December 2015

Salary scale PPC

Salary scale non-PPC

Weekly/
Annual

Clerk of the Dáil 1 €184,061 €175,126 Annual
Assistant Secretary 2 €125,761 €143,535 €119,572-€136,496 Annual
Director (PO (higher)) 1  N/A €81,080-€98,995 Annual
Principal Officer (standard) 17 €79,401-€97,194 €75,647-€89,906 Annual
Assistant Principal 44  €65,000-€76,224 €61,966-€72,546 Annual 
Advisory Counsel Grade III 11 €64,223-€85,709 €61,122- €81,631 Annual
AO Parliamentary 10 €34,379-€61,943  €36,324-€58,882 Annual
AO Standard Scale 5 €30,221-€58,294 €28,742-€55,415  Annual
Senior Clerk 48 €46,081-€58,294 €43,816-€55,415  Annual
Junior Clerk 57 €27,739-€47,975 €26,383-€45,616 Annual
Staff Officer 1 €34,771-€46,171 €33,070-€43,906 Annual
CO 78  €419.29-€715.62 €432.46-€680.42 Weekly
Head Usher/Deputy Head Usher 3 €686.08-€774.81 €652.43-€736.74 Weekly (average 2 salary scales)
Usher Grade Team Leader 8  €30,821-€47,975 €29,314-€45,616 Annual
Superintendent's Section: Usher Grade III,
Services Officer, Porter,
Service Attendant, Cleaner 
72 €374.44-€467.19 €227.74-€614.06 Weekly (average of 5 salary scales)
Assistant Editor 7 €47,617-€68,648 €45,273-€65,330  Annual
Deputy Editor 3 €65,000-€80,140  €65,000-€76,349  Annual
Translator Grad I 2 €65,000-€80,140  €65,000-€76,349  Annual
Translator Grad II 5 €58,765-€68,647 €55,863-€65,330 Annual
Translator Grad III 12 €29,377-€62,701 €29,377-€62,701  Annual
Parliamentary Reporter 37 €34,379-€61,943 €36,327-€58,882  Annual
Assistant Librarian 5  €32,317-€62,701 €31,045-€56,604  Annual
Senior Researchers 6 €58,765-€68,647 €55,863-€65,330  Annual
Researchers 18 €29,376-€62,701 €27,941- €59,604  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