Written Answers - Psychological Service.

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 633 No. 1

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  492.  Mr. Quinn  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   the cost of employing one additional educational psychologist to work in the National Educational Psychological Service; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8673/07]

Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  I can inform the Deputy that the pay-scale for an entry grade educational psychologist is in the range of €56,532-€80,263 (8 point scale) depending on the previous experience of the candidate. This pay scale does not include a 10.75% Employers PRSI cost to my Department. Additionally it is estimated that the cost of supporting each psychologist (accommodation, secretarial back-up, IT/ telecommunications, travel & subsistence, test materials, etc.) is in the region of €30,000 annually.


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