Allowances

Updated: 7 April 2022

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

Circular 0063/2021: Final closing date of 30th April 2022 for receipt of eligible qualification allowance applications (as a Result of the Findings of the Adjudicator under Claim 447/19)

The DE have issued a final closing date of 30 April 2022 for receipt of eligible qualification allowance applications as a result of the findings of the Adjudicator under a claim brought to the Teachers’ Conciliation Council by the Teacher Unions.  Teachers who consider that they are entitled to a qualification allowance must make a claim for payment of the allowance before 30 April 2022 using the Application Form in Appendix 5 of the Circular available on Gov.ie. Generally these would be teachers who completed or were completing a qualification which attracted an allowance after their initial teacher education course, and before 5 December 2011.

INTO has prepared an FAQ to assist members in ascertaining if they are eligible for receipt of a qualification allowance. Circular 0063/2021 and these FAQs will apply to a very small cohort of teachers.

Frequently Asked Questions:



Eligibility for a qualification allowance and/or an additional qualification allowance.

The following Infograph should be read in conjunction with DE Circular 0063/2021.

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Promoted Post Allowances

Principals’ Allowances

01/02/22
I (1-5) €13,011
II (6-7) €13,011
III (8-11) €15,267
IV (12-13) €17,760
V (14-16) €20,289
VI (17-19) €22,737
VII (20-23) €25,212
VIII (24-26) €27,033
IX (27-30) €28,914
X (31-35) €31,656
XI (36-40) €33,511
XII (41-50) €37,096
XIII (51-60) €38,305
XIV (61+) €41,547

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

Revised rates under Building Momentum public service agreement 2021 – 2022, circular 0017/2022

Deputy Principals’ Allowances

01/02/22
I (1-5) €6,932
II (6-7) €6,932
III (8-11) €8,689
IV (12-13) €10,390
V (14-16) €12,166
VI (17-19) €13,875
VII (20-23) €15,554
VIII (24-26) €16,711
IX (27-30) €18,167
X (31-35) €20,164
XI (36-40) €21,400
XII (41-50) €24,075
XIII (51-60) €24,599
XIV (61+) €26,876

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

Revised rates under Building Momentum public service agreement 2021 – 2022, circular 0017/2022

Graded Posts

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

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
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).

Secure Unit Allowance

Through the Teachers’ Conciliation Council, the INTO pursued an allowance for members who work in secure units. The adjudication process supported the INTO’s claim in October 2016, but as no cost-increasing claims were permissible the claim was not settled.

Circular 0017/2022 settles this claim for Primary teachers who work in certain secure units/secure care settings.

The payment of the Secure Unit Allowance, currently paid to teachers working in the Oberstown Detention Centre, is being extended  to primary teachers in the following four special care units:

  1. Ballydowd in Dublin
  2. Crannog Nua in Dublin
  3. St. Canice’s Special School in Limerick and
  4. Coláiste Árd Álainn in Cork

The rate applicable is set out below, and is effective from 1 February 2022 (or date of appointment, if later).

Allowance Rate from 1/02/2022
Secure Unit Allowance €2,334

 

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