Salary Scales

Where can I find my Salary Scale?

What point of the scale should I start on?

  • Teachers appointed prior to January 2011, who have completed a three year recognised teacher-training course, commence on the second point of the incremental salary scale. 
  • Teachers appointed prior to January 2011, who have completed a four or more year recognised teacher-training course, commence on the third point of the salary scale.
  • Teachers whose first appointment commenced on or after 1st January 2011, start on the first point of the incremental salary scale.
  • All Special Needs Assistants start on point 1 of the SNA salary scale.

I am a teacher.  How is my salary calculated?

A teacher's gross salary is comprised of various elements as follows:

  • The appropriate incremental point of the common basic scale;
  • An additional allowance for academic qualifications;
  • An additional allowance for a promoted post (i.e. principal, deputy principal, assistant principal, special duties teacher)
  • Other special allowances;
  • Teachers' Children's Allowance in certain cases.

* Note: These allowances may not be applicable to all teachers.

Fortnightly gross salary is calculated by dividing the relevant point on the common basic scale and allowance(s), where relevant, by 26.09.

I am a Special Needs Assistant.  How is my salary calculated?

A full-time SNA’s gross salary is equivalent to the relevant point on the SNA salary scale.  Fortnightly gross salary is calculated by dividing the relevant point on the scale by 26.09.  Where an SNA works part-time, their salary is calculated on a pro-rata basis for each hour worked.