Salary Scale for teachers appointed before January 2011
Teachers who held Department paid teaching positions prior to January 2011 are paid according to the below salary scale.
Teachers first appointed prior to January 2011 began on the 3rd point of the salary scale and progress incrementally with each year of service. Incremental credit may apply for teachers with relevant recognised service. Click here for more information on incremental credit.
Teachers may also be entitled to allowances - click here for information.
Common Basic Scale
|Points on Scale||Appointees Pre 01/01/2011|
Appointees Pre 01/01/2011
|Incl. allowance paid after 10 years on maximum of scale||€61,683|
Rates for Pre-January 1 2011 Entrants to Post-Primary Teaching with effect from 1st April 2017:
|Category (Post-Primary)||New Ongoing Rate from 1st April 2017||Value of Statutory Annual Leave Accumulated per Hour Worked from 1/4/17*|
|Hourly casual qualified||€42.91||€5.85|
|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 you your own personal hourly rate.|
*Cessation of “Rolled-up Holiday Pay”
With effect from the commencement of the 2015/2016 school year the practice of “rolled-up holiday pay” will cease. Previously casual and non-casual teachers were paid a daily/hourly rate which included an element in respect of annual leave, Circular letter 0015/2015 introduces a separate payment in respect of holiday pay. This change is being made to bring the method of remunerating casual and non-casual teachers in line with the European Union Working time Directive, following a decision of the European Commission.
The overall remuneration of casual and non-casual teachers will not change, however 12% will be removed from the current hourly casual and non-casual rates. This represents the teachers’ statutory annual leave entitlement of 4 weeks per year. The teacher will accumulate statutory annual leave to the value of 12% of time worked. Teachers are required to take their statutory annual leave entitlement during the school closure periods, ie: Christmas, Easter, Summer.
Please refer to circular letter 0015/2015 for further details.