Local Government Salary Scales

Revision of salaries with effect from 1st October 2020, unless otherwise stated.

Local authority operative scales

Director of service/executive manager DCC
95,765 – 100,117 – 104,471 – 108,822 – 113,176

Senior executive officer/county & city librarian/head of information systems/financial accountant/management accountant/financial & management accountant
69,267 – 69,886 – 72,518 – 75,151 – 77,788 – 80,396 – 83,022 – LSI 1 86,000 – LSI 2 88,970

Grade 7 – Administrative officer/senior executive librarian
50,832 – 52,075 – 53, 529 – 54,984 – 56,443 – 59,076 – 60,368 – 61,654 – LSI 1 63,863 – LSI 2 66,082

Grade 6 – Senior staff officer/executive librarian/senior legal assistant/clerk of works/building inspector
48,540 – 49,711 – 51,124 – 53,780 – 55,365 – LSI 1 57,337 – LSI 2 59,320

Grade 5 – Staff officer/librarian/legal assistant
43,633 – 45,020 – 46,409 – 47,798 – 49,185 – LSI 1 50,794 – LSI 2 52,401

Grade 4 – Assistant staff officer/senior library assistant
28,753 – 30,718 – 33,507 – 35,339 – 36,942 – 38,491 – 40,582 – 42,096 – 43,633 – LSI 1 45,046 – LSI 2 46,465

Grade 3 – Clerical officer/library assistant/branch librarian*
24,602 – 26,218 – 26,618 – 27,425 – 28,604 – 29,786 – 30,968 – 31,826 – 32,799 – 33,926 – 34,726 – 35,845 – 36,969 – 39,086 – LSI 1 40,589

Branch librarian* (hourly rate)
12.74 – 13.59 – 13.79 – 14.51 – 14.81 – 15.43 – 16.04 – 16.48 – 16.99 – 17.57 – 17.98 – 18.56 – 19.15 – 20.25 – LSI 21.02
*Hourly rate for a Branch Librarian is based on the Library Assistant salary scale. The rate below, effective from 01/01/2020, is based on a 37 hour working week. Local authorities should amend the hourly rate as appropriate to the authority’s working week.

County engineer
82,970 – 85,951 – 88,926 – 91,906 – 94,884 – LSI 1 98,019 – LSI 2 101,149

Senior engineer
77,522 – 79,358 – 81,188 – 83,021 – 84,853 – 86,694 – LSI 1 89,460 – LSI 2 92,231

Senior executive engineer
66,992 – 69,048 – 70,030 – 72,031 – 74,039 – 76,038 – 78,054 – LSI 1 80,585 – LSI 2 83,110

Executive engineer
50,534 – 52,372 – 54,210 – 56,052 – 57,894 – 59,734 – 61,576 – 63,409 – 65,258 – 67,093 – LSI 1 69,209 – LSI 2 70,245

Assistant engineer
39,522 – 41,988 – 43,798 – 45,627 – 47,442 – 49,261 – 51,087 – 52,905 – 54,722 – 56,543 – 58,373 – LSI 1 60,244 – LSI 2 62,117

Graduate engineer
32,202 – 34,824 – 38,575 – 41,995

Project resident engineer
93,095

Senior resident engineer
84,778

Resident engineer
From: 64,243           To: 72,023

Assistant resident engineer
From: 46,117           To: 63,825

Graduate resident engineer
From: 35,051                     To: 46,117

Site technician Level 1
From: 52,031           To: 56,497

Site technician Level 2
From: 44,226           To: 52,031

Chief technician
48,163 – 49,321 – 50,684 – 52,049 – 53,420 – 54,641 – 55,888 – 57,092 – 58,288 – LSI 1 60,374 – LSI 2 62,469

Senior executive technician
46,606 – 47,566 – 48,879 – 51,104 – 52,444 – LSI 1 54,311 – LSI 2 56,186

Executive technician
43,812 – 44,909 – 46,034 – 47,152 – 48,276 – 49,392 – LSI 1 51,008 – LSI 2 52,618

Technician grade I
40,900 – 41,581 – 42,472 – 43,366 – 44,241 – 45,131 – 45,942 – LSI 1 47,439 – LSI 2 48,941

Technician grade II
27,926 – 29,433 – 30,911 – 31,714 – 32,643 – 33,725 – 34,456 – 35,537 – 36,595 – 37,679 – 38,753 – 39,771 – 40,900 – LSI 1 42,229 – LSI 2 43,546

Senior social worker
68,695 – 70,674 – 73,662 – 76,648 – 79,638 – 82,626

Social worker
35,309 – 38,052 – 39,114 – 41,120 – 43,202 – 45,282 – 47,341 – 49,450 – 51,526 – 53,120 – 54,714 – LSI 55,772

Professionally qualified housing welfare officer
46,723 – 48,956 – 51,189 – 53,428 – 55,656 – 57,887 – 60,123 – LSI 61,289

Housing welfare officer
36,738 – 39,426 – 40,703 – 42,664 – 44,715 – 46,747 – 48,760 – 50,792 – 52,827 – 54,244 – 55,881 – LSI 56,959

General operatives and related grades (outside the Dublin area)

Foreman
645.26 – after 0.5 years 648.86 – after 1.5 years 652.15 – after 2.5 years 654.02 – after 3.5 years 654.02 – after 4.5 years 654.02 – after 5.5 years 654.02 – after 6.5 years 655.25 – after 7.5 years 657.12 – after 8.5 years 659.12 – after 9.5 years 661.26 – after 10.5 years 663.20 – after 11.5 years 655.18

Driver plant operator A
632.26 – after 0.5 years 635.81 – after 1.5 years 638.87 – after 2.5 years 640.71 – after 3.5 years 642.54 – after 4.5 years 644.41 – after 5.5 years 646.09 – after 6.5 years 648.05 – after 7.5 years 649.90 – after 8.5 years 651.84 – after 9.5 years 653.83 – after 10.5 years 653.83 – after 11.5 years 653.83

Light equipment operator
616.61 – after 0.5 years 619.92 – after 1.5 years 623.08 – after 2.5 years 624.81 – after 3.5 years 626.59 – after 4.5 years 628.37 – after 5.5 years 628.37 – after 6.5 years 628.78 – after 7.5 years 630.63 – after 8.5 years 632.50 – after 9.5 years 634.53 – after 10.5 years 636.47 – after 11.5 years 638.31

Refuse collector
621.53 – after 0.5 years 624.81 – after 1.5 years 628.00 – after 2.5 years 628.00 – after 3.5 years 628.28 – after 4.5 years 630.04 – after 5.5 years 631.81 – after 6.5 years 633.66 – after 7.5 years 635.48 – after 8.5 years 637.33 – after 9.5 years 639.33 – after 10.5 years 641.27 – after 11.5 years 643.12

Ganger
626.65 – after 0.5 years 627.00 – after 1.5 years 630.12 – after 2.5 years 632.08 – after 3.5 years 633.82 – after 4.5 years 635.62 – after 5.5 years 637.54 – after 6.5 years 639.33 – after 7.5 years 641.26 – after 8.5 years 643.37 – after 9.5 years 645.19 – after 10.5 years 647.25 – after 11.5 years 649.19

Driver plant operator B
646.62 – after 0.5 years 650.02 – after 1.5 years 653.44 – after 2.5 years 655.31 – after 3.5 years 655.31 – after 4.5 years 655.31 – after 5.5 years 655.31 – after 6.5 years 656.43 – after 7.5 years 658.39 – after 8.5 years 660.42 – after 9.5 years 662.45 – after 10.5 years 664.47 – after 11.5 years 666.52

Mobile library driver/assistant
653.60 – after 0.5 years 656.92 – after 1.5 years 660.27 – after 2.5 years 662.13 – after 3.5 years 663.97 – after 4.5 years 665.82 – after 5.5 years 667.65 – after 6.5 years 669.59 – after 7.5 years 671.51 – after 8.5 years 673.46 – after 9.5 years 675.44 – after 10.5 years 677.55 – after 11.5 years 679.47

Water & sewerage caretaker grade 3
645.26 – after 0.5 years 648.86 – after 1.5 years 652.15 – after 2.5 years 654.02 – after 3.5 years 654.02 – after 4.5 years 654.02 – after 5.5 years 654.02 – after 6.5 years 655.25 – after 7.5 years 657.12 – after 8.5 years 659.12 – after 9.5 years 661.26 – after 10.5 years 663.20 – after 11.5 years 655.18

General operative/labourer
552.68 – after 0.5 years 565.85 – after 1.5 years 605.74 – after 2.5 years 609.00 – after 3.5 years 612.13 – after 4.5 years 613.91 – after 5.5 years 615.71 – after 6.5 years 617.48 – after 7.5 years 619.24 – after 8.5 years 621.10 – after 9.5 years 622.94 – after 10.5 years 624.90 – after 11.5 years 626.82 – after 12.5 years 626.82 – after 13.5 years 627.54

Water & sewerage caretaker grade 5
691.85 – 698.81 – 705.62 – 713.01 – 720.40 – 727.91 – 735.26 – 742.17 – 749.06 – 753.66

General services supervisor
756.84 – 772.81 – 788.76 – 805.19 – 821.52 – 837.83 – 854.21 – 870.45 – 886.72 – 902.91

Part-time fire service personal

Part-time firefighter
0 – 2 years     8,194
2 – 5 years     9,106
5 – 10 years 10,210
10+ years     11,221

Station officer
0 – 5 years   16,731
5 – 10 years 18,764
10+ years     20,620

Sub officer/driver mechanic
0 – 5 years   12,665
5 – 10 years 14,206
10+ years     15,609

Attendance rates
Drill rate 21.61

Day
1st hour 43.23
Subsequent hours 21.61

Night/weekend
1st hour 86.46
Subsequent hours 43.23

LSI 1 after 3 years satisfactory service at the maximum.
LSI 2 after 6 years satisfactory service at the maximum.