Common Basic Scale post 1/1/11

Revised salary scale for teachers who entered the profession since 1/1/11. 

This includes the full value of the Professional Masters of Education (PME)/Higher Diploma in Education Allowance (H.Dip) with effect from 1st February 2022.

*Scale points 4, 8 and 12 have been removed from post-1st January 2011 ‘new entrant’ scales. The measure means that new and recent entrants will ‘jump’ these points and progress up the scale quicker. 

1 €39,506
2 €41,049
3 €42,810
4 €43,614 *
5 €44,746
6 €46,113
7 €47,648
8 €49,194- *
9 €50,485
10 €52,801
11 €54,248
12 €55,978*
13 €57,700
14 €59,435
15 €60,885
16 €62,805
17 €62,805
18 €62,805
19 €65,453
20 €65,453
21 €65,453
22 €65,453
23 €68,952
24 €68,952
25 €68,952
26 €68,952
27 €72,817


Part Time Hourly Rates

Please note that 12% of the applicable rates will be removed to represent statutory annual leave entitlement of 4 weeks per year. Teachers will then be paid during the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays. Overall remuneration will not change.

Qualified casual hourly rate €41.85 + €5.71 (Rate + value of accumulated leave)
Unqualified hourly rate €37.08 + €5.06 (Rate + value of accumulated leave)

Academic Allowances for those who entered teaching between 1/1/11 and 31/1/12

The revised salary scale above includes the Honours Primary Degree allowance. Accordingly, payment of the Honours Primary Degree allowance, Pass Primary Degree allowance and Pass Masters Degree allowance cease for post 1/1/11 entrants from 1/1/18.

The value of the Honours Masters Degree allowance and Doctorate Degree allowance will reduce to reflect the incorporation of the Honours Primary Degree allowance into scale.

Teachers who commenced between 1/1/11 and 31/1/12 and who are currently entitled to qualification allowances above that of Honours Primary Degree allowance level (€4,918) will continue to receive those allowances.

Either of the allowances (a) or (b) may be held together with any one of the allowances (c) to (g).

(a) (i)H. Dip in Ed. (Pass)                                        
    (ii)Higher Froebel Certificate
€628
(b)(i)H.Dip in Ed. (1st or 2nd Hons)                       
    (ii)Ard Teastas Gaeilge   
€1,314
(c) Primary Degree (Pass)  (Now incorporated into scale)        
(d) Masters Degree by thesis or exam (Pass) (Now incorporated into scale)
(e) Primary Degree (1st, 2nd or 3rd Hons) (Now incorporated into scale)
(f) Master Degree (1st or 2nd Hons)    €614
(g) Doctors Degree             €1,299

Other Allowances

(i) Teaching through Irish €1,683
(ii) Gaeltacht Grant €3,256
(iii) Island Allowance €1,958
(iv) Diploma for Special Education €2,591
(v) Special Allowances payable to teachers appointed before 1/1/1987 in Comprehensive Schools €2,627
(vi) Allowance for teachers with 35 years service (long service allowance - payable after 10 years completed on the maximum point of the salary scale) €2,470

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