Local Government Salary Scales

Revision of salaries with effect from 1st October 2021, unless otherwise stated.

Local authority operative scales

Director of service/executive manager DCC
96,723 – 101,118 – 105,516 – 109,910 – 114,308

Senior executive officer/county & city librarian/head of information systems/financial accountant/management accountant/financial & management accountant
69,960 – 70,585 – 73,329 – 76,092 – 78,860 – 81,598 – 84,353 – LSI 1 87,480 – LSI 2 90,595

Grade 7 – Administrative officer/senior executive librarian
51,340 – 52,596 – 54, 064 – 55,534 – 57,007 – 58,320 – 59,667 – 60,972 – 62,271 – LSI 1 64,502 – LSI 2 66,743

Grade 6 – Senior staff officer/executive librarian/senior legal assistant/clerk of works/building inspector
49,040 – 50,211 – 51,635 – 54,318 – 55,919 – LSI 1 57,910 – LSI 2 59,913

Grade 5 – Staff officer/librarian/legal assistant
44,133 – 45,520 – 46,909 – 48,298 – 49,685 – LSI 1 51,302 – LSI 2 52,925

Grade 4 – Assistant staff officer/senior library assistant
29,253 – 31,218 – 34,007 – 35,839 – 37,442 – 38,991 – 41,082 – 42,596 – 44,133 – LSI 1 45,546 – LSI 2 46,965

Grade 3 – Clerical officer/library assistant/branch librarian*
25,102 – 26,718 – 27,118 – 27,925 – 29,104 – 30,286 – 31,468 – 32,326 – 33,299 – 34,426 – 35,226 – 36,345 – 37,469 – 39,586 – LSI 1 41,089

Branch librarian* (hourly rate)
13.00 – 13.85 – 14.05 – 14.47 – 15.07 – 15.69 – 16.30 – 16.74 – 17.25 – 17.83 – 18.24 – 18.82 – 19.41 – 20.51 – LSI 21.20
*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
84,298 –87,742 – 90,550 – 93,677 – 96,803 – LSI 1 100,092 – LSI 2 103,377

Senior engineer
78,581 – 80,508 – 82,427 – 84,352 – 86,275 – 88,206 – LSI 1 91,111 – LSI 2 94,019

Senior executive engineer
67,662 – 69,738 – 70,730 – 72,819 – 74,926 – 77,025 – 79,140 – LSI 1 81,796 – LSI 2 84,446

Executive engineer
51,039 – 52,89v – 54,752 – 56,613 – 58,473 – 60,331 – 62,192 – 64,043 – 65,911 – 67,764 – LSI 1 69,901 – LSI 2 70,947

Assistant engineer
40,022 – 42,488 – 44,298 – 46,127 – 47,942 – 49,761 – 51,598 – 53,434 – 55,269 – 57,108 – 58,957 – LSI 1 60,846 – LSI 2 62,738

Graduate engineer
32,702 – 35,324 – 39,075 – 42,495

Project resident engineer
95,776

Senior resident engineer
86,195

Resident engineer
From: 64,885 To: 72,811

Assistant resident engineer
From: 46,617           To: 64,463

Graduate resident engineer
From: 35,551                     To: 46,617

Site technician Level 1
From: 52,551           To: 57,062

Site technician Level 2
From: 44,726           To: 52,551

Chief technician
48,663 – 49,821 – 51,191 – 52,569 – 53,954 – 55,187 – 56,447 – 57,663 – 58,871 – LSI 1 60,978 – LSI 2 63,094

Senior executive technician
47,106 – 48,066 – 49,379 – 51,615 – 52,968 – LSI 1 54,854 – LSI 2 56,748

Executive technician
44,312 – 45,409 – 46,534 – 47,652 – 48,776 – 49,892 – LSI 1 51,518 – LSI 2 53,144

Technician grade I
41,400 – 42,081 – 42,972 – 43,866 – 44,741 – 45,631 – 46,442 – LSI 1 47,939 – LSI 2 49,441

Technician grade II
28,426 – 29,933 – 31,411 – 32,214 – 32,143 – 34,225 – 34,956 – 36,037 – 37,095 – 38,179 – 39,253 – 40,271 – 41,400 – LSI 1 42,729 – LSI 2 44,046

Senior social worker
69,382 – 71,381 – 74,399 – 77,414 – 80,438 – 83,452

Social worker
35,809 – 38,552 – 39,614 – 41,620 – 43,702 – 45,782 – 47,841 – 49,950 – 52,041 – 53,651 – 55,261 – LSI 56,330

Professionally qualified housing welfare officer
47,223 – 49,456 – 51,701 – 53,962 – 56,213 – 58,466 – 60,724 – LSI 61,902

Housing welfare officer
37,238 – 39,926 – 41,203 – 43,164 – 45,215 – 47,247 – 49,260 – 51,300 – 53,355 – 54,887 – 56,440 – LSI 57,559

General operatives and related grades (outside the Dublin area)

Foreman
654.84 – after 0.5 years 658.44 – after 1.5 years 661.73 – after 2.5 years 663.60– after 3.5 years 663.60 – after 4.5 years 663.60 – after 5.5 years 663.60 – after 6.5 years 664.83 – after 7.5 years 666.70 – after 8.5 years 668.70– after 9.5 years 670.84 – after 10.5 years 672.78 – after 11.5 years 674.76

Driver plant operator A
641.84 – after 0.5 years 645.39 – after 1.5 years 648.45– after 2.5 years 650.29 – after 3.5 years 652.12 – after 4.5 years 653.99 – after 5.5 years 655.67 – after 6.5 years 657.63 – after 7.5 years 659.48 – after 8.5 years 661.42 – after 9.5 years 663.41 – after 10.5 years 663.41 – after 11.5 years 663.41

Light equipment operator
626.19 – after 0.5 years 629.50 – after 1.5 years 632.66 – after 2.5 years 634.39 – after 3.5 years 636.17 – after 4.5 years 637.95 – after 5.5 years 637.95 – after 6.5 years 638.36 – after 7.5 years 640.21 – after 8.5 years 642.08 – after 9.5 years 644.11 – after 10.5 years 646.05 – after 11.5 years 647.89

Refuse collector
631.11 – after 0.5 years 634.39 – after 1.5 years 637.58 – after 2.5 years 637.58 – after 3.5 years 637.86 – after 4.5 years 639.62 – after 5.5 years 641.39 – after 6.5 years 643.24 – after 7.5 years 645.06 – after 8.5 years 646.91 – after 9.5 years 648.91 – after 10.5 years 650.85 – after 11.5 years 652.70

Ganger
636.23 – after 0.5 years 636.58 – after 1.5 years 639.70 – after 2.5 years 641.66 – after 3.5 years 643.40 – after 4.5 years 645.20 – after 5.5 years 647.12 – after 6.5 years 648.91 – after 7.5 years 650.84 – after 8.5 years 652.95 – after 9.5 years 654.77 – after 10.5 years 656.83 – after 11.5 years 658.77

Driver plant operator B
656.20 – after 0.5 years 659.60 – after 1.5 years 663.02 – after 2.5 years 664.89 – after 3.5 years 664.89 – after 4.5 years 664.89 – after 5.5 years 664.89 – after 6.5 years 666.01 – after 7.5 years 667.97 – after 8.5 years 670.00 – after 9.5 years 672.03 – after 10.5 years 674.05 – after 11.5 years 676.10

Mobile library driver/assistant
663.18 – after 0.5 years 666.50 – after 1.5 years 669.85 – after 2.5 years 671.71 – after 3.5 years 673.55 – after 4.5 years 675.40 – after 5.5 years 677.23 – after 6.5 years 679.17 – after 7.5 years 681.09 – after 8.5 years 683.04 – after 9.5 years 685.02 – after 10.5 years 687.13 – after 11.5 years 689.05

Water & sewerage caretaker grade 3
654.84 – after 0.5 years 658.44 – after 1.5 years 661.73 – after 2.5 years 6663.60 – after 3.5 years 663.60 – after 4.5 years 663.60 – after 5.5 years 663.60 – after 6.5 years 664.83 – after 7.5 years 666.70 – after 8.5 years 666.70 – after 9.5 years 670.84  – after 10.5 years 672.78 – after 11.5 years 674.76

General operative/labourer
562.26 – after 0.5 years 575.43 – after 1.5 years 615.32 – after 2.5 years 618.58 – after 3.5 years 621.71 – after 4.5 years 623.49 – after 5.5 years 625.29 – after 6.5 years 627.06 – after 7.5 years 628.82 – after 8.5 years 630.68 – after 9.5 years 632.52 – after 10.5 years 634.48 – after 11.5 years 636.40 – after 12.5 years 636.40 – after 13.5 years 637.12

Water & sewerage caretaker grade 5
701.43 – 708.39 – 715.20 – 722.59 – 729.98 – 737.49 – 744.84 – 751.75 – 758.64 – 763.24

General services supervisor
766.42 – 782.39 – 798.34 – 814.77 – 831.10 – 847.41 – 863.79 – 880.03 – 896.30 – 912.49

Part-time fire service personal

Part-time firefighter
0 – 2 years     8,276
2 – 5 years     9,197
5 – 10 years 10,312
10+ years     11,333

Station officer
0 – 5 years   –
5 – 10 years 18,952
10+ years     20,826

Sub officer/driver mechanic
0 – 5 years   12,792
5 – 10 years 14,348
10+ years     15,765

Attendance rates
Drill rate 21.83

Day
1st hour 43.66
Subsequent hours 21.83

Night/weekend
1st hour 87.32
Subsequent hours 43.66

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