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Pay and grading

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 €204,630 €194,399 Annual
Assistant Secretary €145,283 - €166,194 €138,019 - €157,886 Annual
Principal Officer (Higher) €98,593 - €121,586 €93,657 - €115,510 Annual
Principal Officer (Standard) €91,609 - €113,313 €87,030 - €107,648 Annual
Assistant Principal (Higher) €77,275 - €96,622 €73,408 - €91,793 Annual
Principal Clerk €70,399 - €96,622 €68,003 - €91,793 Annual
Assistant Principal €70,399 - €87,734 €68,003 - €83,345 Annual 
Advisory Counsel Grade III €70,440 - €99,303 €67,091 - €94,329 Annual
AO Higher Scale €47,381 - €66,121 €45,131 - €62,911 Annual
AO Standard Scale €33,889 - €64,038 €32,465 - €60,927  Annual
Senior Clerk (Higher) €53,817 - €66,121 €51,220 - €62,911 Annual
Senior Clerk (Standard) €50,848 - €64,038 €48,426 - €60,927  Annual
Junior Clerk (Higher) €34,531 - €54,903 €33,081 - €52,249 Annual
Junior Clerk (Standard) €31,698 - €52,894 €33,081- €50,352 Annual
Clerical Officer (Higher) €540.07 - €811.68 €521.79 - €773.38 Weekly
Clerical Officer (Standard) €485.60 - €795.40 €462.79 - €757.97 Weekly
Head Usher €53,817 - €66,121 €51,220 - €62,911 Annual
Deputy Head Usher €50,848 - €64,038 €48,426 - €60,927 Annual
Usher Grade Team Leader €34,531 - €52,894 €33,081 - €50,352 Annual
Superintendent's Section: Usher Grade III,
Services Officer, Porter,
Service Attendant, Cleaner 
€466.36 - €631.49 €461.67 - €606.73 Weekly (average of 5 salary scales)
Assistant Editor €52,506 - €78,716 €49,985 - €74,766  Annual
Deputy Editor €74,126 - €92,510 €70,466 - €87,886  Annual
Chief Translator €90,298 - €113,313 €85,781 - €107,648 Annual
Translator Grad I €74,126 - €92,510 €70,466 - €87,886  Annual
Translator Grad II €64,547 - €78,715 €61,411 - €74,776 Annual
Translator Grad III €33,150 - €68,795 €34,770 - €65,452  Annual
Senior Sign Language Interpreter €64,547 - €78,715 Not applicable  
 Junior Sign Language Interpreter €33,150 - €68,795 Not applicable  
Parliamentary Reporter €38,336 - €67,978 €40,418 - €64,672  Annual
Assistant Librarian €33,149 - €68,795 €34,770 - €65,452  Annual
Senior Parliamentary Librarian €64,547 - €78,715 €61,411 - €74,776 Annual
Senior Researcher €64,547 - €78,715 €61,411 - €74,776  Annual
Researcher €33,149 - €68,795 €31,917 - €65,452  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: 02 February 2022

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