Salary Scale

*Revised salary scales effective from 1st September 2017 as a result of the ASTI’s suspension of industrial action as outlined here.*


Three salary scales operate for teachers in second-level schools in Ireland.

Pre January 2011 salary scale
Teachers who were first appointed to a Department paid teaching position prior to 1st January 2011 are paid according to a common basic salary scale. Click here to view this scale.

Post January 2011 salary scale
Teachers who were first appointed to a Department paid teaching position after 1st January 2011 are paid according to a reduce 'new entrants' salary scale. Click here to view this scale.

Post February 1, 2012 salary scale
Teachers who were first appointed to a Department paid teaching position on or after 1 February 2012 do not benefit from qualification allowances and are, therefore, paid according to a revised ‘new entrants’ salary scale. Teachers who return to teaching following retirement are also paid according to this scale. Click here to view this scale.

For further information please refer to circular 0054/2017

Please note Circular letter 0027/2016 allows for previous teaching service in an analogous teaching position in the public service of another EU member state to be recognised on the same basis as if the service was given in Ireland when determining the appropriate salary scale (and allowances where applicable) payable to the teacher.