Common Basic Scale post 1/1/11

The salary scales on this website are those set out in the latest circular letters issued by the relevant Government Department. However, in some cases, there can be a delay between the publication of the circular letter authorising payment and the actual payment of the increases to members. Where delays occur, payment is backdated to the relevant date set out in the circular letter

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.

It also contains the 1.5% pay increase (or €750, whichever is larger) under the review of Building Momentum, effective from 1st October 2023.

*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. 

Point  From 01/10/2023
1 €42,765
2 €44,385
3 €46,235
4 €47,080
5 €48,269
6 €49,705
7 €51,328
8 €52,984
9 €54,374
10 €56,868
11 €58,425
12 €60,290
13 €62,144
14 €64,013
15 €65,575
16 €67,643
17 €67,643
18 €67,643
19 €70,494
20 €70,494
21 €70,494
22 €70,494
23 €74,261
24 €74,261
25 €74,261
26 €74,261
27 €78,426

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.
1. Qualified casual hourly rate
From 01/10/2023
€45.14 + €6.16 (Rate + value of leave accumulated) 
2. Unqualified hourly rate (incl. 22% holiday pay) 
From 01/10/2023
€39.93 + €5.45 (Rate + value of leave accumulated) 
3. Qualified non-casual rate paid to teachers according to their own personal point on the incremental salary scale plus allowances divided by 735. This will give your own personal hourly rate. There is no additional payment for holiday periods as this figure includes 56% holiday pay.
(Point on scale + allowances)/735

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 and also the value of the Postgraduate Masters in Education (PME). Accordingly, payment of the Honours Primary Degree allowance, Pass Primary Degree allowance and Pass Masters Degree allowance ceased 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.

(Following rates for 1st January 2011 - 31st January 2012 entrants only) 

Academic Qualifications  From 01/10/2023
(a) Masters' Degree (1st or 2nd Hons) €662
(b) Doctors Degree €1,399

Other Allowances

From 01/10/2023
(i) Teaching through Irish
(ii) Gaeltacht Grant
(iii) Island Allowance
(iv) Diploma for Special Education
(v) Special Allowances payable to teachers appointed before 1/1/1987 in Comprehensive Schools
(vi) Allowance for teachers with 35 years service (long service allowance - payable after 10 years completed on the maximum point of the salary scale)