A person working in Teaching / Education in Ireland typically earns around 40,800 EUR per year. Salaries range from 19,600 EUR (lowest average) to 74,400 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||43,100 EUR|
|Academic Coach||43,800 EUR|
|Academic Manager||46,600 EUR|
|Academic Specialist||35,300 EUR|
|Academic Staff||30,700 EUR|
|Achievement Coach||40,400 EUR|
|Admissions Specialist||37,500 EUR|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||31,100 EUR|
|Anthropology Teacher||34,300 EUR|
|Arabic Language Teacher||30,400 EUR|
|Archeology Teacher||35,400 EUR|
|Architecture Teacher||38,600 EUR|
|Art Teacher||31,700 EUR|
|Assistant School Principal||44,800 EUR|
|Assistant Teacher||29,500 EUR|
|Biochemistry Professor||61,800 EUR|
|Biology Teacher||35,200 EUR|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||40,800 EUR|
|Business Teacher||34,400 EUR|
|Chemistry Teacher||33,700 EUR|
|Child Care Coordinator||34,900 EUR|
|Child Care Worker||28,200 EUR|
|Clinical School Psychologist||49,100 EUR|
|College Aide||42,900 EUR|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||45,700 EUR|
|College President||74,100 EUR|
|Communications Teacher||35,300 EUR|
|Community Education Officer||29,500 EUR|
|Computer Science Teacher||31,200 EUR|
|Computer Teacher||30,500 EUR|
|Creative Writing Trainer||39,400 EUR|
|Credit Counselor||39,800 EUR|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||32,200 EUR|
|Curriculum Developer||42,500 EUR|
|Curriculum Specialist||42,700 EUR|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||41,700 EUR|
|Director of Learning Technology||45,800 EUR|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||37,500 EUR|
|Economics Lecturer||56,000 EUR|
|Education Administrator||37,900 EUR|
|Education Assistant Director||44,600 EUR|
|Education Assistant Principal||36,600 EUR|
|Education Assistant Professor||48,000 EUR|
|Education Consultant||46,000 EUR|
|Education Coordinator||35,000 EUR|
|Education Counselor||38,600 EUR|
|Education Director||58,600 EUR|
|Education Program Specialist||40,700 EUR|
|Education Researcher||46,200 EUR|
|Education Resource Specialist||35,300 EUR|
|Education Services Facilitator||37,300 EUR|
|Educational Psychologist||50,600 EUR|
|EFL Teacher||33,900 EUR|
|eLearning Trainer||31,400 EUR|
|Elementary School Teacher||27,400 EUR|
|Engineering Lecturer||57,000 EUR|
|Engineering Teacher||44,600 EUR|
|English Teacher||29,900 EUR|
|ESL Teacher||34,600 EUR|
|Faculty Assistant||42,400 EUR|
|Foreign Language Teacher||30,100 EUR|
|GED Teacher||29,000 EUR|
|Geography Teacher||30,700 EUR|
|Head of Mathematics Department||46,500 EUR|
|Head of School||52,900 EUR|
|High School Teacher||37,400 EUR|
|History Teacher||32,800 EUR|
|Infant Teacher||24,700 EUR|
|Instructional Assistant||36,300 EUR|
|Kindergarten Teacher||25,700 EUR|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||26,700 EUR|
|Law Teacher||46,800 EUR|
|Learning Designer||40,400 EUR|
|Library Assistant||23,000 EUR|
|Library Director||40,600 EUR|
|Library Specialist||29,100 EUR|
|Life Sciences Teacher||33,100 EUR|
|Math Lecturer||61,600 EUR|
|Mathematics Teacher||37,600 EUR|
|Middle School Teacher||36,600 EUR|
|Music Teacher||29,800 EUR|
|Nursery Manager||51,600 EUR|
|Nursery Worker||21,400 EUR|
|Physical Education Specialist||36,700 EUR|
|Physical Education Teacher||29,100 EUR|
|Physics Teacher||35,500 EUR|
|Political Science Teacher||35,800 EUR|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||52,600 EUR|
|Preschool Education Administrator||35,900 EUR|
|Preschool Teacher||28,200 EUR|
|Primary School Teacher||29,800 EUR|
|Product Specialist||35,600 EUR|
|Professor - Accounting||58,400 EUR|
|Professor - Architecture||59,700 EUR|
|Professor - Biology||57,900 EUR|
|Professor - Business Administration||56,700 EUR|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||62,400 EUR|
|Professor - Chemistry||61,600 EUR|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||57,400 EUR|
|Professor - Communication||57,100 EUR|
|Professor - Computer Science||60,400 EUR|
|Professor - Dentistry||63,100 EUR|
|Professor - Drama||58,300 EUR|
|Professor - Economics||63,100 EUR|
|Professor - Education||62,300 EUR|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||65,100 EUR|
|Professor - English||59,200 EUR|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||63,600 EUR|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||59,200 EUR|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||61,500 EUR|
|Professor - History||62,200 EUR|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||56,000 EUR|
|Professor - Law||61,100 EUR|
|Professor - Legal Support||54,600 EUR|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||57,200 EUR|
|Professor - Marketing||59,400 EUR|
|Professor - Mathematics||62,800 EUR|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||61,600 EUR|
|Professor - Medical Administration||62,300 EUR|
|Professor - Medicine||70,400 EUR|
|Professor - Music||54,000 EUR|
|Professor - Nursing||55,700 EUR|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||58,900 EUR|
|Professor - Philosophy||59,600 EUR|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||62,900 EUR|
|Professor - Physics||65,100 EUR|
|Professor - Psychology||59,400 EUR|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||55,600 EUR|
|Professor - Social Work||54,800 EUR|
|Professor - Sociology||60,100 EUR|
|Professor - Special Education||61,300 EUR|
|Psychology Teacher||51,300 EUR|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||49,100 EUR|
|School Counselor||47,400 EUR|
|Science Educator||33,200 EUR|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||28,600 EUR|
|Science Teacher||32,100 EUR|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||33,500 EUR|
|Secondary School Teacher||33,200 EUR|
|Special Education Teacher||34,400 EUR|
|Special Needs Assistant||28,100 EUR|
|Statistics Lecturer||58,800 EUR|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||31,400 EUR|
|Student Development Specialist||38,900 EUR|
|Student Employment Specialist||37,100 EUR|
|Student Services||29,800 EUR|
|Student Support Manager||39,600 EUR|
|Substitute Teacher||27,600 EUR|
|Teacher Aide||26,700 EUR|
|Teacher Trainer||38,600 EUR|
|Training and Development Specialist||43,800 EUR|
|Training Coordinator||30,700 EUR|
|University Teacher||55,800 EUR|
|Vocational Education Teacher||33,500 EUR|
Teaching / Education salaries in Ireland range from 19,600 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 74,400 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 42,400 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 42,400 EUR while the other half are earning more than 42,400 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 27,900 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 27,900 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 60,800 EUR while 25% are earning more than 60,800 EUR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ireland costs anywhere from 16,000 Euro(s) to 48,100 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Ireland who work in Teaching / Education earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
45% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.