Allowances

Depending on certain criteria, teachers are paid allowances for certain academic qualifications achieved and in relation to the nature of their job and duties.

Qualification allowances

Teachers who were not in receipt of qualification allowances prior to 1st February 2012 are not entitled to any qualification allowances.

A teacher who was in receipt of qualification allowances prior to 1st February 2012 continues to receive these allowances but is not entitled to any further allowance in relation to qualifications achieved after that date.

Appointees Pre 01/02/2012
1.(a)(i)H. Dip in Ed./PGDE (Pass)€591
(ii)Higher Froebel Certificate€591
(b)(i)H.Dip in Ed. / PGDE (1st or 2nd Hons)€1,236
(ii)Ard Teastas Gaeilge€1,236
(c)Primary Degree (Pass)€1,842
(d)Masters Degree by thesis or exam (Pass)€4,918
(e)Primary Degree (1st, 2nd or 3rd Hons)€4,918
(f)Master Degree (1st or 2nd Hons)€5,496
(g)Doctors Degree€6,140

Other allowances

The allowances listed below are payable to any teacher who was in receipt of that allowance prior to 1st February 2012.

Appointees pre 01/02/2012
(i)Teaching through Irish€1,583
(ii)Gaeltacht Grant€3,063
(iii)Island Allowance€1,842
(iv)Allowance for Diploma for Teachers of Deaf Children€2,437
Allowance for Diploma for Teachers of Blind Children€2,437
Allowance for Diploma for Teachers of Mentally and Physically Handicapped Children€2,437
(v)Special Allowances payable to teachers appointed before 1/1/1987 in  Comprehensive Schools€2,471
(vi)Allowance for teachers with 35 years service (long service allowance - payable after 10 years completed on the maximum point of the salary scale)€2,324

 

In-school management allowances

Post of responsibility allowances, principal’s allowance and deputy principal allowances are payable to any teacher who is promoted to these posts.  

Category

Assistant Principal

8,520

Special Duties Teacher

3,769

Special Function Allowances

1

3,230

2

4,932

3

6,520

4

8,173

5

8,520

Director of Adult Education

Self-financing part-time Adult Education

(Post of responsibility)

A

3,769

B

4,932

C

6,520

D

8,173

E

9,773

F

11,444

G

13,051

H

14,630

I

15,875

J

17,088

K

18,966

L

20,129

M

22,645

Principal's Allowances

Category Based on number of teachers
I (1 to 3)€9,310
II (4 to 5)€10,432
III (6)€12,238

IV (7 to 8)

€14,360
V (9 to 10)€16,705
VI (11 to 12)€19,084
VII (13 to 15)€21,386
VIII (16)€23,714
IX (17 to 19)€25,427
X (20 to 22)€27,197
XI (23 to 26)€29,776
XII (27 to 30)€31,520
XIII (21 to 35)€34,893
XIV (36 to 40)€36,030
XV (41 to 50)€39,079
XVI (51 to 60)€40,776
XVII (60+)€42,469

 

Deputy Principal's Allowances

Category Based on number of teachers
I (1 to 3)€3,769
II (4 to 5)€4,932
III (6)€6,520

IV (7 to 8)

€8,173
V (9 to 10)€9,773
VI (11 to 12)11,444
VII (13 to 15)€13,051
VIII (16)€14,630
IX (17 to 19)€15,875
X (20 to 22)€17,088
XI (23 to 26)€18,966
XII (27 to 30)€20,129
XIII (21 to 35)€22,645
XIV (36 to 40)€23,137
XV (41 to 50)€25,280
XVI (51 to 60)€26,253
XVII (60+)€27,217