Allowances

Promoted Post Allowances

Principals’ Allowances

 
01/10/21
I (1-5) €9,898
II (6-7) €11,091
III (8-11) €13,011
IV (12-13) €15,267
V (14-16) €17,760
VI (17-19) €20,289
VII (20-23) €22,737
VIII (24-26) €25,212
IX (27-30) €27,033
X (31-35) €28,914
XI (36+) €31,656

Size of school by total number of authorised teaching posts inclusive of principals indicated by brackets

Deputy Principals’ Allowances

 
01/10/21
I (1-5) €4,007
II (6-7) €5,244
III (8-11) €6,932
IV (12-13) €8,689
V (14-16) €10,390
VI (17-19) €12,166
VII (20-23) €13,875
VIII (24-26) €15,554
IX (27-30) €16,711
X (31-35) €18,167
XI (36+) €20,164

Size of school by total number of authorised teaching posts inclusive of principals indicated by brackets

Graded Posts

01/10/21
Assistant Principal (AP1) 9,058
Special Duties Post (AP2) 4,007

Academic Allowances

Academic Allowances for those who entered service prior to 1 January 2011

For teachers who entered service prior to 1 January 2011, a separate qualification allowance is paid in addition to their scale salary.

A range of academic allowances were abolished for all new beneficiaries from 1 February 2012. See Circular 0008/2013Appendix 2 for more details. Allowances listed below are subject to the provision of Circular 0008/2013 (PDF).

Where merited, only one allowance at (a) or (b) may be held together with one of the allowances (c) to (g).

(a) (i) H Dip in Ed (Pass) €628
(a) (ii) Higher Froebel Cert €628
(b) (i) H Dip in Ed (1st/2nd Hons) €1,314
(b) (ii) Ard Teastas Gaeilge €1,314
(c) Primary Degree (Pass) €1,958
(d) Masters Degree by Thesis or Exam (Pass) €5,177
(e) Primary Degree (1st/ 2nd Class Hons) €5,229
(f) Masters Degree (1st/2nd Hons) €5,843
(g) Doctors Degree €6,528

Academic Allowances for teachers who entered service on or after 1 January 2011

On 1 January 2018, teachers on the 01.01.2011 to 31.01.2012 scale and post 31.01.2012 scale were merged onto the same scale, creating a new common scale for teachers who entered service on or after 01.01.2011. This scale includes the value of the honours qualification allowance integrated into each point of the scale.

Teachers who entered service between 01.01.2011 and 31.01.2012 may be in receipt of an additional academic allowance if they held the appropriate qualification prior to the abolishment of allowances for all new beneficiaries from 1 February 2012, in line with Circular 0008/2013. Allowances listed below are subject to the provision of Circular 0008/2013 (PDF).

Where merited, only one allowance at (a) or (b) may be held together with one of the allowances (c) to (g).

(a) (i) H Dip in Ed (Pass) €628
(a) (ii) Higher Froebel Cert €6228
(b) (i) H Dip in Ed (1st/2nd Hons) €1,314
(b) (ii) Ard Teastas Gaeilge €1,314
(c) Primary Degree (Pass) This allowance will no longer be payable as the revised salary scale incorporates the Honours Primary Degree allowance
(d) Masters Degree by Thesis or Exam (Pass) This allowance will no longer be payable as the revised salary scale incorporates the Honours Primary Degree allowance
(e) Primary Degree (1st/ 2nd Class Hons) This allowance will no longer be payable as the revised salary scale incorporates the Honours Primary Degree allowance
(f) Masters Degree (1st/2nd Hons) €614
(g) Doctors Degree €1,299

Other Allowances

A number of role based allowances were abolished for all new beneficiaries (those teachers who were accruing a new entitlement to an allowance) from 1 February 2012. These cuts also affected teachers currently in receipt of a specified allowance who subsequently moved from their school. See Circular 0008/2013 (PDF) Appendix 2 and 4 for more details. Allowances listed below are subject to the provision of Circular 0008/2013.

Teaching Through Irish Allowance* €1,683
Gaeltacht Allowance* €3,256
Island Allowance* €1,958
Long Service Allowance (for teachers who have been on the top point of the scale for 10 years) €2,470
Secure Unit Allowance/Disturbed Adolescent Allowance €2,310
Visit Teaching Allowance €8,968
Special Education Diploma* €2,591

*Abolished for new beneficiaries appointed post 1 February 2012 and for those moving school after this date.

Note: On 1 October 2020 there was a reversal of the 5% allowance cut of 2010 under the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA).

 

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