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 €196,665 €186,831 Annual
Assistant Secretary €139,628 - €159,725 €132,646 - €151,740 Annual
Director (PO (higher))  €93,785 - €115,051 €89,219 - €109,430 Annual
Principal Officer (standard) €87,325 - €107,399 €83,090 - €102,159 Annual
Assistant Principal  €67,659 - €83,740 €65,356 - €79,681 Annual 
Advisory Counsel Grade III €67,698 - €94,441 €64,479 - €89,840 Annual
AO Higher Scale €45,502 - €63,547 €43,318 - €60,462 Annual
AO Standard Scale €32,405 - €61,545 €30,870 - €58,556  Annual
Senior Clerk €48,868 - €61,545 €46,517 - €58,556  Annual
Junior Clerk €30,127 - €49,960 €31,464 - €49,960 Annual
Clerical Officer  €459.65 - €762.68 €473.46 - €726.35 Weekly
Head Usher/Deputy Head Usher €690.13 - €779.35 €657.35 - €742.11 Weekly (average 2 salary scales)
Usher Grade Team Leader  €33,028 - €50,834 €31,464 - €48,385 Annual
Superintendent's Section: Usher Grade III,
Services Officer, Porter,
Service Attendant, Cleaner 
€441.08 - €601.27 €436.56 - €577.32 Weekly (average of 5 salary scales)
Assistant Editor €50,462 - €75,400 €48,029 - €71,755  Annual
Deputy Editor €71,155 - €88,158  €67,723 - €83,881  Annual
Translator Grad I €71,155 - €88,158  €67,723 - €83,881  Annual
Translator Grad II €62,034 - €75,399 €59,021 - €71,755 Annual
Translator Grad III €31,530 - €66,118 €33,261 - €62,904  Annual
Parliamentary Reporter €36,722 - €65,332 €38,743 - €62,155  Annual
Assistant Librarian  €31,529 - €66,118 €33,261 - €62,904  Annual
Senior Researchers €62,034 - €75,339 €59,021 - €71,755  Annual
Researchers €31,529 - €66,118 €33,261 - €62,904  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: 1 September 2019