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 €202,604 €192,474 Annual
Assistant Secretary €143,854 - €164,549 €136,652 - €156,323 Annual
Principal Officer (Higher) €97,617 - €120,382 €92,730 - €114,366 Annual
Principal Officer (Standard) €90,702 - €112,191 €86,168 - €106,582 Annual
Assistant Principal (Higher) €76,510 - €95,665 €72,681 - €90,884 Annual
Principal Clerk €69,702 - €95,665 €67,330 - €90,884 Annual
Assistant Principal €69,702 - €86,865 €67,330 - €82,520 Annual 
Advisory Counsel Grade III €69,743 - €98,320 €66,427 - €93,395 Annual
AO Higher Scale €46,912 - €65,466 €44,684 - €62,288 Annual
AO Standard Scale €33,553 - €63,404 €32,144 - €60,324  Annual
Senior Clerk (Higher) €53,284 - €65,466 €50,713 - €62,288 Annual
Senior Clerk (Standard) €50,345 - €63,404 €47,947 - €60,324  Annual
Junior Clerk (Higher) €34,189 - €54,359 €32,753 - €51,732 Annual
Junior Clerk (Standard) €31,384 - €52,370 €32,753 - €49,853 Annual
Clerical Officer (Higher) €534.72 - €803.64 €516.62 - €765.72 Weekly
Clerical Officer (Standard) €480.79 - €787.52 €458.21 - €750.47 Weekly
Head Usher €53,284 - €65,466 €50,713 - €62,288 Annual
Deputy Head Usher €50,345 - €63,404 €47,947 - €60,324 Annual
Usher Grade Team Leader €34,189 - €52,370 €32,753 - €49,853 Annual
Superintendent's Section: Usher Grade III,
Services Officer, Porter,
Service Attendant, Cleaner 
€461.74 - €625.24 €457.10 - €600.72 Weekly (average of 5 salary scales)
Assistant Editor €51,986 - €77,937 €49,490 - €74,036  Annual
Deputy Editor €73,392 - €91,594 €69,727 - €87,016  Annual
Chief Translator €89,404 - €112,191 €84,932 - €106,582 Annual
Translator Grad I €73,392 - €91,594 €69,768 - €87,016  Annual
Translator Grad II €63,908 - €77,936 €60,803 - €74,036 Annual
Translator Grad III €32,822 - €68,114 €34,426 - €64,804  Annual
Senior Sign Language Interpreter €63,908 - €77,936 Not applicable  
 Junior Sign Language Interpreter €32,822 - €68,114 Not applicable  
Parliamentary Reporter €37,956 - €67,305 €40,018 - €64,032  Annual
Assistant Librarian €32,821 - €68,114 €34,426 - €64,804  Annual
Senior Parliamentary Librarian €63,908 - €77,936 €60,803 - €74,036 Annual
Senior Researcher €63,908 - €77,936 €60,803 - €74,036  Annual
Researcher €32,821 - €68,114 €31,601 - €64,804  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: 28 October 2021