Pay & Salary Scales

Pay & Salary Scales

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Pay While on Sick Leave

The Public Service Management (Sick Leave) Regulations 2014 came into effect on 31st March, 2014 which set out the terms of the new Public Service Sick Leave Scheme that applies across the Public Service including members of An Garda Síochána.The New Scheme provides for a maximum of 92 days sick leave on full pay in a year followed by a maximum of 91 days sick leave on half pay subject to a maximum of 183 days paid sick leave in a rolling four year period.Members who have exhausted 183 days sick leave in a rolling 4 year period and continue absent or are on sick leave again may be granted Temporary Rehabilitation Remuneration (TRR) for a further 548 days. TRR used to be referred to as “pension rate of pay” and will be calculated the same way. TRR will only be available when there is a realistic prospect that you will not be able to return to work following your illness. Medical certificates must include “the reasonable probability of the member returning to work”.Critical Illness – The criteria for assessing whether someone is eligible for sick leave remuneration in respect of a critical illness or injury as provided for in Part 4 of the Regulations are set out in the Critical Illness Protocol CIP which is available on the Portal. A member is entitled to a maximum of 183 days on full pay in the year, followed by a maximum of 182 days on half pay subject to a maximum of 356 days paid sick leave in a rolling four year period.Members who have exhausted 356 days paid sick leave as above may be considered for a maximum of 265 days TRR in the first instance. Management may then consider paying TRR fir a further period of time not exceeding 730 days, This is subject to 6 monthly reviews. HQ directive 43/14 of 29/05/14 and S.I. No. 124 of 2014 refers. See also HQ Directive 21/15 of 30/03/15 and HQ Directive 97/15 of 09/12/15.Garda Sickness Abuse Section Athlumney House, Navan –
Phone : 046 903 6877, 046 903 6878, 046 903 6879

Premium Of Payments

When is night duty payable and how is it calculated?

Night Duty

Night duty allowance is now payable in respect of duty worked between 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. at time and one sixth. The allowance is payable in respect of each hour worked

Basic Weekly Pay ÷ 246 = per hour worked

For example:

€935.60 ÷ 246 = €3.80

Night duty allowance is payable in respect of duty between 8.00 p.m. and 8.00 a.m. at time and one quarter.

Basic Weekly Pay ÷ 164 = per hour worked

For example:

€936.60 ÷ 164 = €5.70

For a member on a salary of €48,819.55 p.a. or €935.60 p.w. , the hourly rate of night duty allowance between 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. would be € 3.80 and between the hours of 8.00 p.m. and 8.00 a.m. would be €5.70.


What is the rate of Saturday allowance?
The allowance for working on Saturday is € 15.02 effective from 1 June, 2007
The allowance for working on Saturday to Gardaí for whom Class A PRSI applies, is €15.54 effective from 1 June 2007.


How is the Sunday allowance calculated:
The allowance in this case varies according to rostering arrangements, that is whether the Sunday falls on:

    (a) a rostered working day, or
    (b) a rostered rest day.

In case of (a) a member working such a day will be paid a premium of 1/5th of basic weekly pay. This in effect amounts to double time for the eight hours
In the case of (b) a member working such a day will be paid a premium of 2/41sts of basic weekly pay per hour worked. This is almost the equivalent to double pay.

Presume a member’s basis weekly pay is €935.60 p.w., (€48,819.55 per annum) and hours worked (Sunday = eight hours)
Case (a):

(Basic Weekly Pay ÷ 5) €935.60 ÷ 5 = €187.12

The Premium, therefore is €187.12 for the day

Case (b):

(Basic Weekly Pay x 2/41 per hour worked x hours worked)

€935.60 x 2/41 = €45.64 x 8 = €365.12

The Premium, therefore is €365.12

Note: For reasons which derive from the terms of an old agreement, an hour’s overtime payment is calculated as being 1/41st of weekly pay.

Payments of Additional Increments

Additional increments are payable to a Garda who hold any of the following qualifications on appointment to An Garda Síochána.

  • (F Code 13.10)(i) One Additional increment in respect of at least one Grade B and two Grade C in three subjects (which must include Mathematics and English or Irish) at honours level in the Established Leaving Certificate Examination or Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme; or
  • (F Code 13.10)(ii) Three additional increments in respect of a Diploma or Degree from a third-level educational institution. The Degree/Diploma must be full time, of two/four year duration, and be awarded by a third level institution recognised by the H.E.T.A.C., or recognised Irish statutory authority

On successful completion of two years service, members may apply through the channels for these increments to Assistant Comissioner Human Resource Management.

 Year Salary 01/01/2017 No. of Weeks
On Attestation€28,405.3032
Year 1€30,382.3084
Year 2€33,240.30136
Year 3€34,787.30188
Year 4€37,062.30240
Year 5€40,495.30292
Year 6€42,765.30344
Year 7€44,818.30396
Year 8€46,793.30448
Year 9€46,793.30500
Year 10€46,793.30552
Year 11€46,793.30604
Year 12€46,793.30656
Year 13€48,512.30708
Year 14€48,512.30760
Year 15€48,512.30812
Year 16€48,512.30864
Year 17€48,512.30916
Year 18€48,512.30968
Year 19€50,448.301020

Public Holiday

How is duty on a Public Holiday calculated?
Duty on a Public Holiday is compensated for in the same way as duty on a Sunday. However, if a member works four hours or more on a rest day, which is also a public holiday, in addition to receiving overtime for it at double time, the member gets another free day.


Ordinary Overtime on a day other than a Sunday or Public Holiday is calculated at the rate of 3/82nds of basic weekly pay per hour. €935.60 x 3/82 = €4.23 per hour

Full details are contained in the GRA Circular of 11/10 of 20th May 2013 and HQ Directive 61/13 of 12th July 2013 and HQ Dir 80/13 (FAQ) of 24th September 2013 refer.