Casual Daily Rate
There are two different types of substitute teacher: casual and non-casual.
A casual substitute is a teacher who has worked less than 40 days in an academic year.
To be classified as a non-casual substitute, a teacher must work 40 days at the casual rate and on the Day 41, they will move to their own personal/incremental rate and become a non-casual substitute. A teacher will also be classified as a non-casual substitute if s/he takes up a non-casual contract e.g. a maternity/adoptive leave cover. In this case, the teacher will be paid at their own personal/incremental rate from Day 1 of their contract.
Daily Rates of Pay for Casual Substitute Teachers
Casual substitute teachers are paid a fixed rate for their first 40 days of employment in an academic year in a substitute capacity.
See below for applicable daily qualified substitute rates taken from Circular 53/2017 and are in effect since 1 September 2017.
|Pay Scale||New Ongoing Rate from 1 September 2017||Value of Statutory Annual Leave Accumulated per Day Worked from 1 September 2017||Total Value of a day’s work as a substitute|
|Rates for Pre-1 January 2011 Entrants to Primary Teaching||€184.63||€22.82||€207.45|
|Rates for Primary Teachers who entered teaching between 1 January 2011 and 31 January 2012||€164.31||€20.31||€184.62|
|Rates for Primary Teachers who entered teaching on or after 1 February 2012||€163.66||€20.32||€183.89|
How to Calculate a Non-Casual Substitute Teacher's Personal Rate
When a teacher works more than 40 days in a school year or is engaged in a non-casual contract, s/he will be paid their own personal rate which is calculated based on their point on the incremental scale and any allowances payable.
How to calculate a substitute teacher’s personal rate:
(Point on the incremental scale + any allowance) divided by 183 with a deduction of 11% of this rate to be banked as holiday pay.
Example: If a teacher is being paid at point 5 of the pre-January 2011 scale and they have an Honours Degree Allowance, the calculation would be as follows:
Point 5 on the pre-January 2011 scale = €38,367
Honours Degree Allowance = €4,918
Total = €43,285
Total Value of Personal Rate = €43,285/183 = €236.53
Daily Rate = €210.51
11% Holiday Pay = €26.02
This teacher’s personal rate is €236.53 because they are on point 5 of the pre-January 2011 incremental scale and is inclusive of 11% holiday pay. In the teacher’s fortnightly pay cheque, s/he will see the daily rate paid. The substitute teacher will then receive their 11% holiday pay for each day worked in a lump sum payment at the end of each term.
Refer to Circular 15/2015, for more information regarding holiday pay.
Refer also to Appointment of Substitute Teachers page HERE for more general information on substitute teacher appointments.