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

Salary scale PPC

Salary scale non-PPC

Weekly/
Annual

Clerk of the Dáil €188,750 €179,384 Annual
Assistant Secretary €134,307-€153,528 €127,623-€145,899 Annual
Director (PO (higher))  €92,172-€113,072 €87,685-€107,548 Annual
Principal Officer (standard) €85,823-€105,552 €81,661-€100,402 Annual
Assistant Principal  €66,495-€82,300 €64,232-€78,311 Annual 
Advisory Counsel Grade III €66,534-€92,817 €63,370- €88,295 Annual
AO Higher Scale €44,719-€62,454  €42,573-€59,422 Annual
AO Standard Scale €31,848-€60,486 €30,339-€57,549  Annual
Senior Clerk €48,028-€60,486 €45,717-€57,549  Annual
Junior Clerk €29,609-€49,960 €30,923-€47,553 Annual
Clerical Officer  €451.74-€749.56 €465.32-€713.86 Weekly
Head Usher/Deputy Head Usher €678.26-€765.95 €646.04-€729.35 Weekly (average 2 salary scales)
Usher Grade Team Leader  €32,460-€49,960 €30,923-€47,553 Annual
Superintendent's Section: Usher Grade III,
Services Officer, Porter,
Service Attendant, Cleaner 
€433.50-€590.92 €429.05-€567.39 Weekly (average of 5 salary scales)
Assistant Editor €49,594-€74,103 €47,203-€70,521  Annual
Deputy Editor €69,931-€86,642  €66,558-€82,438  Annual
Translator Grad I €69,931-€86,642  €66,558-€82,438  Annual
Translator Grad II €60,967-€74,102 €58,006-€70,521 Annual
Translator Grad III €30,988-€64,981 €32,689-€61,822  Annual
Parliamentary Reporter €36,090-€64,208 €38,077-€61,086  Annual
Assistant Librarian  €30,987-€64,981 €32,689-€61,822  Annual
Senior Researchers €60,967-€74,102 €58,006-€70,521  Annual
Researchers €30,987-€64,981 €29,522- €61,822  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: 10 January 2019