DFI Salary Information

The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) represents the interests and the expectations of people with disabilities to be fully included in Irish society. It comprises organisations that represent and support people with disabilities and disabling conditions.

The vision of DFI is that Irish society is fully inclusive of people with disabilities and disabling conditions so that they can exercise their full civil, economic, and social and human rights and that they are enabled to reach their full potential in life. DFI's mission is to act as an advocate for the full and equal inclusion of people with disabilities and disabling conditions in all aspects of their lives.

DFI employs 23 staff around the country.

DFI pay scales were created having regard to scales in civil or public service organisations, as we are a public benefit organisation, while being conscious that we are an independent voluntary organisation with a relatively small staff complement.

Pay is by far the highest cost area in the organisation as our work is involved in providing services and supports through staff.

We have a defined contribution pension scheme which is therefore not similar to public service bodies.

All staff took pay cuts of 6% at the start of 2010 in line with the reductions in public sector pay at that time.

From January 2014 all staff pay has been reduced by 6% and the DFI contribution to staff pensions has been reduced by 3% to 5.5%.

Salary scales are based on public service grades 3,4,5,6,7 and 8 with the CEO salary based on Principal Officer Higher scale (with a 6% reduction) and is currently at €103,043.

Following the election of John Dolan, CEO, to the Senate the amount of his Senate salary, €65,000 pa, has been made available to DFI to advance its work.