A person working as a Police Officer in Ireland typically earns around 23,200 EUR per year. Salaries range from 10,700 EUR (lowest) to 36,900 EUR (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Police Officer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Police Officer salaries in Ireland range from 10,700 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 36,900 EUR per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 25,000 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Police Officer(s) are earning less than 25,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 25,000 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 Police Officer(s) are earning less than 16,100 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 16,100 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Police Officer(s) are earning less than 33,400 EUR while 25% are earning more than 33,400 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 your wage. We broke down Police Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Police Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 12,100 EUR per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 16,200 EUR per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 23,900 EUR per year, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Police Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 29,100 EUR per year, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 31,800 EUR per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 34,400 EUR per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Police Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Police Officer is 13,800 EUR per year.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 21,700 EUR per year, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 36,300 EUR per year, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+57%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Police Officer employees in Ireland earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Police Officer(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 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.
A Police Officer is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Police Officer is 24% less than that of Law Enforcement / Security / Fire. Also, Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries are 20% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Coordinator||33,100 EUR||+43%|
|Accreditation Manager||46,900 EUR||+100%|
|Control Room Operator||12,800 EUR||-45%|
|Criminal Investigator||43,500 EUR||+88%|
|Facility Monitor||25,100 EUR||+8%|
|Fire Chief||42,200 EUR||+82%|
|Fire Dispatcher||20,800 EUR||-10%|
|Fire Education Specialist||35,700 EUR||+54%|
|Fire Extinguisher Technician||13,900 EUR||-40%|
|Fire Fighter||23,500 EUR||+1%|
|Fire Inspector||42,400 EUR||+83%|
|Fire Investigator||42,600 EUR||+84%|
|Fire Prevention Engineer||34,900 EUR||+51%|
|Forensic Investigator||39,100 EUR||+69%|
|Forensic Science Technician||40,800 EUR||+76%|
|Fraud and Forensic Specialist||44,400 EUR||+92%|
|Fraud Examiner||45,800 EUR||+98%|
|Grants Specialist||48,900 EUR||+110%|
|Intellectual Property Associate||37,000 EUR||+60%|
|Intelligence Research Specialist||61,600 EUR||+170%|
|Jail Officer||18,800 EUR||-19%|
|Juvenile Probation Officer||30,900 EUR||+33%|
|Juvenile Supervision Officer||31,000 EUR||+34%|
|Parole Officer||20,600 EUR||-11%|
|Police Captain||48,900 EUR||+110%|
|Police Communications Officer||28,900 EUR||+25%|
|Police Officer||23,200 EUR||+0%|
|Police Patrol Officer||21,000 EUR||-9%|
|Prison Officer||17,500 EUR||-25%|
|Prisoner Custody Officer||14,900 EUR||-36%|
|Private Detective / Investigator||41,700 EUR||+80%|
|Security Adviser||41,100 EUR||+77%|
|Security Guard||11,800 EUR||-49%|
|Security Management Specialist||60,100 EUR||+160%|
|Security Manager||59,200 EUR||+160%|
|Security Officer||14,000 EUR||-40%|
|Security Supervisor||33,000 EUR||+42%|
|Security Systems Installer||32,700 EUR||+41%|
|Security Technician||13,600 EUR||-41%|
|Surveillance Operator||16,700 EUR||-28%|
|Traffic Controller||24,000 EUR||+4%|
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.