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 and their staff can be viewed in the TDs & Senators section of our website.

Grades

Salary scale PPC

Salary scale non-PPC

Weekly/
Annual

Clerk of the Dáil €200,598 €190,568 Annual
Assistant Secretary €142,421 - €162,920 €135,299 - €154,775 Annual
Director (PO (higher)) €95,661 - €117,352 €91,003 - €111,619 Annual
Principal Officer (standard) €89,072 - €109,547 €84,752 - €104,202 Annual
Assistant Principal €69,012 - €85,415 €66,663 - €81,275 Annual 
Advisory Counsel Grade III €69,052 - €96,330 €65,769 - €91,637 Annual
AO Higher Scale €46,412 - €64,818 €44,184 - €61,671 Annual
AO Standard Scale €33,053 - €62,776 €31,644 - €59,727  Annual
Senior Clerk Higher Scale €52,756 - €64,818 €50,211 - €61,671 Annual
Senior Clerk Standard Scale €49,845 - €62,776 €47,447 - €59,727  Annual
Junior Clerk Higher Scale €33,689 - €53,821 €32,253 - €51,220 Annual
Junior Clerk Standard Scale €30,884 - €51,851 €32,253 - €49,353 Annual
Clerical Officer Higher Scale €525.13 - €794.05 €507.03 - €756.13 Weekly
Clerical Officer Standard Scale €471.20 - €777.93 €485.35 - €740.88 Weekly
Head Usher €52,756 - €64,818 €50,211 - €61,671 Annual
Deputy Head Usher €49,845 - €62,776 €47,447 - €59,727 Annual
Usher Grade Team Leader €33,689 - €51,851 €32,253 - €49,353 Annual
Superintendent's Section: Usher Grade III,
Services Officer, Porter,
Service Attendant, Cleaner 
€452.15 - €615.25 €447.51 - €591.13 Weekly (average of 5 salary scales)
Assistant Editor €51,471 - €76,908 €48,990 - €73,190  Annual
Deputy Editor €72,578 - €89,921 €69,077 - €85,559  Annual
Translator Grad I €72,578 - €89,921 €69,077 - €85,559  Annual
Translator Grad II €63,275 - €76,907 €60,201 - €73,190 Annual
Translator Grad III €32,322 - €67,440 €33,926 - €64,162  Annual
Senior Sign Language Interpreter €63,275 - €76,907 Not applicable  
       
Parliamentary Reporter €37,456 - €66,639 €39,518 - €63,398  Annual
Assistant Librarian €32,321 - €67,440 €33,926 - €64,162  Annual
Senior Researcher €63,275 - €76,907 €60,201 - €73,190  Annual
Researcher €32,321 - €67,440 €31,101 - €64,162  Annual

For full details about all Civil Service pay, visit the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Civil Service Payscales Reporting web page.

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 6 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 6 April 1995 and who is not required to make a personal pension contribution. 

Last updated: 22 February 2021