Written answers

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Department of Foreign Affairs

Departmental Staff

12:00 pm

Photo of George LeeGeorge Lee (Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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Question 226: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs the average wage and number of staff employed by his Department each year from 1997 to 2008 broken down by job title and grade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43936/09]

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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The information sought by the Deputy is not available for the period prior to the inauguration of the Corepay system in 2002 and the average salary figures for the period prior to 2008 is not readily available. However, work on compiling the average salary figures by grade for the years 2002 – 2007 is under way and I will be happy to provide the Deputy with this information before the end of next week. I have included in tabular form a breakdown of the numbers of posts in my Department for each of the years from 2002 to 2008.


The following table sets out the number of staff on the Department's payroll, excluding those who are locally recruited abroad, broken down by grade and the average salary paid for each grade in December 2008:

GradeNumberAnnual Average Salary
Secretary General1€253,635
Second Secretary4€221,929
Deputy Secretary5€177,547
Assistant Secretary42€148,398
Principal Development Specialist1€114,285
Counsellor/Principal Officer102€101,226
Senior Development Specialist14€96,588
Assistant Principal/First Secretary/Assistant Legal Advisers/Translator195€77,674
Development Specialist22€76,661
Higher Executive Officer/Third Secretary/Administrative Officer/Librarian193€52,601
Executive Officer126€40,533
Staff Officer45€39,513
Clerical Officer529€29,824
Cleaners/Services Officer/Services Attendant/Nightwatchpersons (NWP)47€25,496
1332 *

The total number of staff broken down by grade is the number of actual staff working in the Department, including worksharing staff.


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