The IUA Researcher Salary Scales provide guidelines to universities when hiring researchers. It is important to stress that they are not compulsory and have no legal basis.
The categories were developed in conjunction with universities’ policy on researcher careers. They have been adopted as guidelines by most national agencies in their funding programmes. They take cognisance of national wage and pension developments in the context of the public sector.
For information relating only to Gross Pay and employers PRSI contributions for research professionals download the simplified salary scales document below.
For more detailed information on pension contributions and budget amounts you can download the full Researcher Salary Scales below.