Special Needs Assistant Salary in Ireland

€32,799
per year
per month
€2,730
per month
per year

Special Needs Assistant (SNA) - Average Salary in Ireland

The average salary for a full-time Special Needs Assistant is €32,799 gross per year (€2,730 gross per month), which is 26% lower than the national average salary in Ireland.
SNA Salary Scale: a Special Needs Assistant can expect a starting salary of €24,602 (Point 1 of the SNA salary scale). The highest salaries can exceed €40,590 (excluding allowances).
€24,602
Low
€32,799
Average
€40,590
High
€2,050
Low
€2,730
Average
€3,380
High

SNA Salary Range

Low
€24,602
Average
€32,799
Senior
€36,969
High
€40,590
Low
€2,050
Average
€2,730
Senior
€3,080
High
€3,380
Among Special Needs Assistants (SNA)s, Casual SNAs (Substitute SNAs) and SNAs working part-time tend to have the lowest salaries, while experienced full-time SNA’s enjoy the highest salaries.

Special Needs Assistant - Pay by Experience Level in Ireland

An Entry Level Special Needs Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn €26,000 gross per year on average. A mid career Special Needs Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average compensation of €31,000, while a Senior Special Needs Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average €36,000. Special Needs Assistants with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than €39,000.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Special Needs Assistant

Late Career▲ +19%
Senior▲ +10%
Average Salary€32,799/year
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -21%

Gender Breakdown

Female
79%
Male
21%

Special Needs Assistant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on salary data collected from Special Needs Assistant jobs published on Jobted Ireland in the last 12 months and on public data sources (eg. Civil Service salary scales, HSE salary scales).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Special Needs Assistant

How much does a Special Needs Assistant make in Ireland?
A Special Needs Assistant in Ireland earns an average of €32,799 gross per year, which is about €2,730 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Special Needs Assistant updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Special Needs Assistant in Ireland?
The starting salary of a Special Needs Assistant in Ireland is around €24,602 gross per year. Casual SNAs (Substitute SNAs) and SNAs working part-time usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Special Needs Assistant in Ireland?
The highest salary of a Special Needs Assistant in Ireland can reach and exceed €40,590 gross per year. Full-time SNA’s usually have the highest salaries.
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