The average salary for a Primary School Teacher in Ireland is €32,084.
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What Do Primary School Teachers Do?
Primary school teachers instruct children who are typically in grades one through five or six and between six and eleven years old. The goal of educating pupils at this age is to lay the firm foundations of reading comprehension, writing, and math, and primary school teachers also use these fundamentals to teach broader foundation knowledge in subjects like science and social studies. They also help to ensure that developmental subjects in the arts and physical education are taught as well.
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Primary School Teacher Tasks
- Connect curriculum standards to daily objectives, teaching children according to instructional goals.
- Communicate student progress to parents and guardians.
- Develop and implement activities, classroom materials, and resources.
- Monitor and evaluate student progress and achievement.
- Manage a safe and hygienic classroom environment, ensuring physical and mental security.
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What Are Popular Skills for Primary School Teachers?
Skills in Childhood Education and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Activities for Children, Curriculum Planning and English Language.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Primary School Teachers?
An entry-level Primary School Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of €29,995 based on 30 salaries. An early career Primary School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €30,559 based on 183 salaries. A mid-career Primary School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €34,313 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Primary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €39,595 based on 99 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of €43,745.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Primary School Teacher in their job title in Galway, Galway earn an average of 7.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Drogheda, Louth (7.3% more) and Limerick, Limerick (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Wexford, Wexford (7.2% less) and Sligo, Sligo (6.2% less).
Years of Experience
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