I decided to see what all this was about so I went to the Government web site and downloaded an impenetrable document which I spent a couple of hours going through.
I made a list of typical Health Service jobs and laid them out according to their maximum salary. It makes for an interesting comparison. By the way, the nurses work 39 hours a week for their salary. The rest have a 35-hour week.
Here we go. Jesus, the things I do for you, and does anyone give a toss?
Student nurse Ã¢â€š¬23,588
Post registered student nurse Ã¢â€š¬27,035 BSc Degree
Student midwife – diploma Ã¢â€š¬29,745 BSc Degree ; RGN
General labourer Ã¢â€š¬30,037 No qualifications
Beautician Ã¢â€š¬30,037 ?
Nurse attendant Ã¢â€š¬31,495 No qualifications
Health care assistant Ã¢â€š¬31,495 No qualifications. 2 weeks induction
Clerical officer Ã¢â€š¬36,913 Leaving Cert
Clerical grade 4 Ã¢â€š¬42,512 Leaving Cert
Staff nurse Ã¢â€š¬43,430 BSc Degree
Senior staff nurse Ã¢â€š¬45,603 BSc Degree
Clerical grade 5 Ã¢â€š¬48,167 Leaving Cert
Social worker – unqualified Ã¢â€š¬51,379 Leaving Cert
Clerical grade 6 Ã¢â€š¬54,760
Clinical nurse manager ii Ã¢â€š¬55,588 BSc Degree
+ 10 yrs experience
Clinical nurse specialist Ã¢â€š¬55,588 BSc + Higher diploma + clinical experience
Social worker – qualified Ã¢â€š¬56,634 BSc
Clerical grade 7 Ã¢â€š¬59,089 Leaving Cert
Nurse tutor Ã¢â€š¬62,308 MSc + Higher diploma + clinical experience
Social worker, team leader Ã¢â€š¬65,326 BSc + 5 yrs experience
Principal nurse tutor Ã¢â€š¬68,793 PhD + Higher diploma + clinical experience
Director of Human Resources Ã¢â€š¬152,151 Leaving Cert