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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Ireland 2020

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Ireland?

Average Yearly Salary
40,800 EUR
( 3,400 EUR monthly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor43,100 EUR
Academic Coach43,800 EUR
Academic Manager46,600 EUR
Academic Specialist35,300 EUR
Academic Staff30,700 EUR
Accompanist36,600 EUR
Achievement Coach40,400 EUR
Admissions Specialist37,500 EUR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher31,100 EUR
Anthropology Teacher34,300 EUR
Arabic Language Teacher30,400 EUR
Archeology Teacher35,400 EUR
Architecture Teacher38,600 EUR
Archivist28,000 EUR
Art Teacher31,700 EUR
Assistant School Principal44,800 EUR
Assistant Teacher29,500 EUR
Biochemistry Professor 61,800 EUR
Biology Teacher35,200 EUR
Bursary Scheme Manager40,800 EUR
Business Teacher34,400 EUR
Chemistry Teacher33,700 EUR
Child Care Coordinator34,900 EUR
Child Care Worker28,200 EUR
Clinical School Psychologist49,100 EUR
College Aide42,900 EUR
College and Career Readiness Specialist45,700 EUR
College President74,100 EUR
Communications Teacher35,300 EUR
Community Education Officer29,500 EUR
Computer Science Teacher31,200 EUR
Computer Teacher30,500 EUR
Creative Writing Trainer39,400 EUR
Credit Counselor39,800 EUR
Cultural Studies Teacher32,200 EUR
Curriculum Developer42,500 EUR
Curriculum Specialist42,700 EUR
Demonstrator30,300 EUR
Deputy Controller of Examinations41,700 EUR
Director of Learning Technology45,800 EUR
Distance Learning Coordinator37,500 EUR
Economics Lecturer56,000 EUR
Education Administrator37,900 EUR
Education Assistant Director44,600 EUR
Education Assistant Principal36,600 EUR
Education Assistant Professor48,000 EUR
Education Consultant46,000 EUR
Education Coordinator35,000 EUR
Education Counselor38,600 EUR
Education Director58,600 EUR
Education Program Specialist40,700 EUR
Education Researcher46,200 EUR
Education Resource Specialist35,300 EUR
Education Services Facilitator37,300 EUR
Educational Psychologist50,600 EUR
EFL Teacher33,900 EUR
eLearning Trainer31,400 EUR
Elementary School Teacher27,400 EUR
Engineering Lecturer57,000 EUR
Engineering Teacher44,600 EUR
English Teacher29,900 EUR
ESL Teacher34,600 EUR
Faculty Assistant42,400 EUR
Foreign Language Teacher30,100 EUR
GED Teacher29,000 EUR
Geography Teacher30,700 EUR
Head of Mathematics Department46,500 EUR
Head of School52,900 EUR
High School Teacher37,400 EUR
History Teacher32,800 EUR
Infant Teacher24,700 EUR
Instructional Assistant36,300 EUR
Instructor36,500 EUR
Kindergarten Teacher25,700 EUR
Language Instructor For Expatriate26,700 EUR
Law Teacher46,800 EUR
Learning Designer40,400 EUR
Lecturer56,200 EUR
Librarian26,700 EUR
Library Assistant23,000 EUR
Library Director40,600 EUR
Library Specialist29,100 EUR
Life Sciences Teacher33,100 EUR
Math Lecturer61,600 EUR
Mathematics Teacher37,600 EUR
Mentor38,600 EUR
Middle School Teacher36,600 EUR
Music Teacher29,800 EUR
Nursery Manager51,600 EUR
Nursery Worker21,400 EUR
Paraprofessional44,000 EUR
Physical Education Specialist36,700 EUR
Physical Education Teacher29,100 EUR
Physics Teacher 35,500 EUR
Political Science Teacher35,800 EUR
Post Doctoral Researcher52,600 EUR
Preschool Education Administrator35,900 EUR
Preschool Teacher28,200 EUR
Primary School Teacher29,800 EUR
Principal50,000 EUR
Product Specialist35,600 EUR
Professor - Accounting58,400 EUR
Professor - Architecture59,700 EUR
Professor - Biology57,900 EUR
Professor - Business Administration56,700 EUR
Professor - Chemical Engineering62,400 EUR
Professor - Chemistry61,600 EUR
Professor - Civil Engineering57,400 EUR
Professor - Communication57,100 EUR
Professor - Computer Science60,400 EUR
Professor - Dentistry63,100 EUR
Professor - Drama58,300 EUR
Professor - Economics63,100 EUR
Professor - Education62,300 EUR
Professor - Electrical Engineering65,100 EUR
Professor - English59,200 EUR
Professor - Environmental Engineering63,600 EUR
Professor - Foreign Languages59,200 EUR
Professor - Geological Sciences61,500 EUR
Professor - History62,200 EUR
Professor - Industrial Engineering56,000 EUR
Professor - Law61,100 EUR
Professor - Legal Support54,600 EUR
Professor - Liberal Arts57,200 EUR
Professor - Marketing59,400 EUR
Professor - Mathematics62,800 EUR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering61,600 EUR
Professor - Medical Administration62,300 EUR
Professor - Medicine70,400 EUR
Professor - Music54,000 EUR
Professor - Nursing55,700 EUR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences58,900 EUR
Professor - Philosophy59,600 EUR
Professor - Physical Therapy62,900 EUR
Professor - Physics65,100 EUR
Professor - Psychology59,400 EUR
Professor - Rehabilitation55,600 EUR
Professor - Social Work54,800 EUR
Professor - Sociology60,100 EUR
Professor - Special Education61,300 EUR
Psychology Teacher51,300 EUR
Public Management Assistant Professor49,100 EUR
School Counselor47,400 EUR
Science Educator33,200 EUR
Science Laboratory Assistant28,600 EUR
Science Teacher32,100 EUR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher33,500 EUR
Secondary School Teacher33,200 EUR
Special Education Teacher34,400 EUR
Special Needs Assistant28,100 EUR
Statistics Lecturer58,800 EUR
Student Accounts Coordinator31,400 EUR
Student Development Specialist38,900 EUR
Student Employment Specialist37,100 EUR
Student Services29,800 EUR
Student Support Manager39,600 EUR
Substitute Teacher27,600 EUR
Teacher31,300 EUR
Teacher Aide26,700 EUR
Teacher Trainer38,600 EUR
Training and Development Specialist43,800 EUR
Training Coordinator30,700 EUR
Tutor31,700 EUR
University Teacher55,800 EUR
Vocational Education Teacher33,500 EUR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Ireland

Median and salary distribution yearly Ireland Teaching / Education
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

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.

Teaching / Education Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Ireland Teaching / Education
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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.

41,800 EUR
40,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender yearly Ireland
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Teaching / Education Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Teaching / Education professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Teaching / Education

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ireland Teaching / Education
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ireland / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Teaching / Education Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Teaching / Education
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Ireland

20 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 20 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximately 20 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education yearly Ireland
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The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork45,800 EUR
Dublin47,900 EUR
Galway41,500 EUR
Limerick44,100 EUR
Waterford39,300 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
37,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
39,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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