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.
Total numbers December 2015
Salary scale PPC
Salary scale non-PPC
|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|
|Advisory Counsel Grade III||11||€64,223-€85,709||€61,122- €81,631||Annual|
|AO Standard Scale||5||€30,221-€58,294||€28,742-€55,415||Annual|
|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)|
|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|
All payscales for the grades listed above can be found here. For each grade there are two payscales:
- 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.
- 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