Local Government Salary Scales

Revision of salaries with effect from 1st February 2022, unless otherwise stated.

Local authority operative scales

Director of service/executive manager DCC
97,690 – 102,129 – 106,571 – 111,009 – 115,451

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 92,459*

*Application of the Sectoral Bargaining Fund for Bargaining Units not opting for a 1% general round increase

Grade 7 – Administrative officer/senior executive librarian
51,853 – 53,122 – 54,605 – 56,089 – 57,577 – 58,903 – 60,264 – 61,582 – 62,894 – LSI 1 65,147 – LSI 2 67,410

Grade 6 – Senior staff officer/executive librarian/senior legal assistant/clerk of works/building inspector
49,530 – 50,713 –  52,151 – 54,861 –  56,478 – LSI 1 58,489 –  LSI 2 60,512

Grade 5 – Staff officer/librarian/legal assistant

44,574 – 45,975 – 47,378 – 48,781 – 50,182 – LSI 1 51,815 – LSI 1 53,454

Grade 4 – Assistant staff officer/senior library assistant
29,546 – 31,530 – 34,347 – 36,197 – 37,816 – 39,381 – 41,493 – 43,022 – 44,574 –  LSI 1 46,001 – LSI 2 47,435

Grade 3 – Clerical officer/library assistant/branch librarian*
25,353 – 26,985 – 27,389 – 28,204 – 29,395 – 30,589 – 31,783 – 32,649 – 33,632 – 34,770 – 35,578 – 36,708 – 37,844 – 39,982 – LSI 1 41,500

Branch librarian* (hourly rate)

13.13 – 13.98 – 14.19 – 14.61 – 15.23 – 15.84 – 16.46 – 16.91 – 17.42 – 18.01 – 18.43 – 19.01 – 19.60 – 20.71 –  LSI 21.50
*Hourly rate for a Branch Librarian is based on the Library Assistant salary scale. The rate below, effective from 01/02/2022, 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
85,141 – 88,301 – 91,456 – 94,614 – 97,771 – LSI 1 101,093 – LSI 2 104,411

Senior engineer
79,367 – 81,313 – 83,251 – 85,196 – 87,138 – 89,088 – LSI 1 92,022 – LSI 2 94,959

Senior executive engineer
68,339 – 70,435 – 71,437 – 73,547 – 75,675 – 77,795 – 79,931 – LSI 1 82,614 – LSI 2 85,290

Executive engineer
51,549 – 53,425 – 55,300 – 57,179 – 59,058 – 60,934 – 62,814 – 64,683 – 66,570 – 68,442 – LSI 1 70,600 – LSI 2 71,656

Assistant engineer
40,422 – 42,913 – 44,741 – 46,588 – 48,421 – 50,259 – 52,114 – 53,968 – 55,822 – 57,679 – 59,547 – LSI 1 61,454 – LSI 2 63,365

Graduate engineer
33,029 – 35,677 – 39,466 – 42,920

Project resident engineer
96,734

Senior resident engineer
87,057

Resident engineer
From: 65,534 To: 73,539

Assistant resident engineer
From: 47,083           To: 65,108

Graduate resident engineer
From: 35,907                     To: 47,083

Site technician Level 1
From: 53,077           To: 57,633

Site technician Level 2
From: 45,173           To: 53,077

Chief technician
49,150 – 50,319 – 51,703 – 53,095 – 54,494 – 55,739 – 57,011 – 58,240 – 59,460 – LSI 1 61,588 – LSI 2 63,725

Senior executive technician
47,577 – 48,547 – 49,873 – 52,131 – 53,498 – LSI 1 55,403 – LSI 2 57,315

Executive technician
44,755 – 45,863 – 46,999 – 48,129 – 49,264 – 50,391 – LSI 1 52,033 – LSI 2 53,675

Technician grade I
41,814 – 42,502 – 43,402 – 44,305 – 45,188 – 46,087 – 46,906 – LSI 1 48,418 – LSI 2 49,935

Technician grade II
28,710 – 30,232 – 31,725 – 32,536 – 33,474 – 34,567 – 35,306 – 36,397 – 37,466 –  38,561 – 39,646 – 40,674 – 41,814 – LSI 1 43,156 – LSI 2 44,486

Senior social worker
70,076 – 72,095 – 75,143 – 78,188 – 81,238 – 84,287

Social worker
36,167 – 38,938 – 40,010 – 42,036 – 44,139 – 46,240 – 48,319 – 50,450 – 52,561 – 54,188 – 55,814 – LSI 1 56,893

Professionally qualified housing welfare officer
47,695 – 49,951 – 52,218 – 54,502 – 56,775 – 59,051 – 61,331 – LSI 1 62,521

Housing welfare officer
37,610 – 40,325 – 41,615 – 43,596 – 45,667 – 47,719 – 49,753 – 51,813 – 53,889 – 55,436 – 57,004 – LSI 1 58,104

General operatives and related grades (outside the Dublin area)

Foreman
661.39– after 0.5 years 665.02 – after 1.5 years 668.35 – after 2.5 years 670.24 – after 3.5 years 670.24 – after 4.5 years 670.24 – after 5.5 years 670.24 – after 6.5 years 671.48 – after 7.5 years 673.37 – after 8.5 years 675.39 – after 9.5 years 677.55 – after 10.5 years 679.51 – after 11.5 years 681.51

Driver plant operator A
648.26 – after 0.5 years 651.84 – after 1.5 years 654.93 – after 2.5 years 656.79 – after 3.5 years 658.64 – after 4.5 years 660.53 – after 5.5 years 662.23 – after 6.5 years 664.21 – after 7.5 years 666.07 – after 8.5 years 668.03 – after 9.5 years 670.04 – after 10.5 years 670.04 – after 11.5 years 670.04

Light equipment operator
632.45– after 0.5 years 635.80– after 1.5 years 638.99– after 2.5 years 640.73 – after 3.5 years 642.53 – after 4.5 years 644.33 – after 5.5 years 644.33 – after 6.5 years 644.74– after 7.5 years 646.61– after 8.5 years 648.50 – after 9.5 years 650.55 – after 10.5 years 652.51 – after 11.5 years 654.37

Refuse collector
637.42– after 0.5 years 640.73 – after 1.5 years 643.96 – after 2.5 years 643.96 – after 3.5 years 644.24 – after 4.5 years 646.02 – after 5.5 years 647.80 – after 6.5 years 649.67 – after 7.5 years 651.51 – after 8.5 years 653.38 – after 9.5 years 655.40 – after 10.5 years 657.36 – after 11.5 years 659.23

Ganger
642.59 – after 0.5 years 642.95 – after 1.5 years 646.10 – after 2.5 years 648.08 – after 3.5 years 649.83 – after 4.5 years 651.65 – after 5.5 years 653.59– after 6.5 years 655.40 – after 7.5 years 657.35 – after 8.5 years 659.48 – after 9.5 years 661.32 – after 10.5 years 663.40 – after 11.5 years 665.36

Driver plant operator B
662.76 – after 0.5 years 666.20 – after 1.5 years 669.65 – after 2.5 years 671.54 – after 3.5 years 671.54 – after 4.5 years 671.54 – after 5.5 years 671.54 – after 6.5 years 672.67 – after 7.5 years 674.65 – after 8.5 years 676.70 – after 9.5 years 678.75 – after 10.5 years 680.79 – after 11.5 years 682.86

Mobile library driver/assistant
669.81– after 0.5 years 673.17 – after 1.5 years 676.55 – after 2.5 years 678.43 – after 3.5 years 680.29 – after 4.5 years 682.15 – after 5.5 years 684.00 – after 6.5 years 685.96 – after 7.5 years 687.90 – after 8.5 years 689.87 – after 9.5 years 691.87 – after 10.5 years 694.00 – after 11.5 years 695.94

Water & sewerage caretaker grade 3
661.39 – after 0.5 years 665.02 – after 1.5 years 668.35 – after 2.5 years 670.24 – after 3.5 years 670.24 – after 4.5 years 670.24 – after 5.5 years 670.24 – after 6.5 years 671.48 – after 7.5 years 673.37 – after 8.5 years 675.39 – after 9.5 years 677.55  – after 10.5 years 679.51 – after 11.5 years 681.51

General operative/labourer
567.88 – after 0.5 years 581.18 – after 1.5 years 621.47 – after 2.5 years 624.77 – after 3.5 years 627.93 – after 4.5 years 629.72 – after 5.5 years 631.54 – after 6.5 years 633.336 – after 7.5 years 635.11 – after 8.5 years 636.99 – after 9.5 years 638.85 – after 10.5 years 640.82 – after 11.5 years 642.76 – after 12.5 years 642.76 – after 13.5 years 643.49

Water & sewerage caretaker grade 5
708.44 ­­– after 1 year 715.47 – after 2 years 722.35 –  after 3 years 729.82 –  after 4 years 737.28 – after 5 years 744.86 – after 6 years 752.29 – after 7 years 759.27 – after 8 years 766.23 – after 9 years 770.87

General services supervisor
774.08 – after 1 year 790.21 – after 2 years 806.32 – after 3 years 822.92 – after 4 years 839.41 – after 5 years 855.88 – after 6 years 872.43 – after 7 years 888.83 – after 8 years 905.26 – after 9 years 921.61

Part-time fire service personal

Part-time firefighter
0 – 2 years     8,359
2 – 5 years     9,289
5 – 10 years 10,415
10+ years     11,446

Station officer
0 – 5 years   17,067
5 – 10 years 19,142
10+ years     21,034

Sub officer/driver mechanic
0 – 5 years   12,920
5 – 10 years 14,491
10+ years     15,923

Attendance rates
Drill rate 22.05

Day
1st hour 44.10
Subsequent hours 22.05

Night/weekend
1st hour 88.20
Subsequent hours 44.10

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