The 2023 Ireland Salary Survey 

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Plan your 2023 new employee onboarding strategies and performance reviews with Ireland's most comprehensive, data-led salary benchmarking tool to ensure you retain and attract Ireland's top talent.

Developed in partnership with a market leading data provider, we assessed over 100,000 jobs posted over the last 12-months, to provide you with accurate data points on Irish salary ranges, and expectations for permanent and contract positions across Ireland.

We offer salary and market insights for permanent and contract positions in Dublin and across Ireland, for the following discipline areas*:

  • Accounting & Finance 
  • Banking & Financial Services 
  • Compliance
  • Risk
  • Legal
  • Business Support
  • Human Resources


*For salary and remuneration information on Part-Qualified & Transactional Finance, Business & Management Support, Marketing and Contract Finance, visit the Walters People website here

Whats inside...

Enhanced Data

Find out salary ranges and averages across large, medium and small enterprises

Hiring Trends

See what hiring trends look like for your industry in 2023

Talent Hotspots

Learn what skill sets will be in demand for the year ahead for each sector


Explore how to attract and retain the best talent with the right offerings

The Ireland Salary Survey is free and based on the analysis of over 100,000 permanent and contract placements made across Ireland and predictions for the year ahead. Order your free copy of the salary guide today.

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Bespoke Salary and Benefits Benchmarking

Companies often wonder whether their salary and compensation packages are in line with those offered by similar organisations. Our service provides real-time salary and benefits data, supporting your hiring strategy by gaining as much understanding of the relevant talent pool as possible.

Using a combination of our own recruitment data, publicly available insights and the knowledge of our recruitment experts, we build bespoke overviews which help businesses to:

  • Increase retention rates
  • Attract a wider talent pool
  • Make reliable decisions


  • Why is salary benchmarking important?

    Salary benchmarking is essential for comparing pay and compensation packages offered by an employer against the market and of those offered by competitors. Pay and compensation benchmarking can provide significant competitor advantage, through the retention and attraction of top talent and enhancing an organisations reputation. 

  • What is the salary benchmarking process?

    Salary benchmarking is the process of comparing salaries across the market for a particular job and providing a range and average for a particular role which can help guide an employer’s decision-making on pay or bonuses during appraisal period or when making a new hire. 

  • How to do salary benchmarking?

    In partnership with a data collection specialist, a benchmarking tool offers a fully comprehensive list of salary ranges and averages based on location, experience level and more. You can view the latest salary range and averages in the 2023 salary guide. 

  • What are the benefits of using a salary benchmarking guide?

    In a candidate led market, competition for in demand, niche skill sets is continuing to rise throughout 2023. Compare your salary offering and employee value propositions against the market to help you to attract new talent, and retain existing employees. Using a salary guide to benchmark your 2023 offerings can help keep you ahead of the competition and retain employees who will be vital for bridging future business skills gaps. 

  • Do I need to hire a contract, temp or permanent employee?

    We will partner with you to assist in the decision-making process. Sometimes we will suggest a combination of contract, temp and permanent solutions on a case-by-case basis.

    Contract hires are great for gap filling and ensuring business as usual specifically during seasonal periods when many permanent employees are on annual leave. Contract hires are also a great approach to 'try before you buy', to test their technical skills and team fit before offering them a permanent position. 

  • How do I know if my contract hire will be in or out of IR35?

    We are partnering with Qdos, a UK leader in insurance and advise for UK-based contractors, freelancers and consultants. Our combined expertise and collaborative approach to working with leading businesses across the UK, we provide pragmatic solutions and consultancy services to determine if the assignment will be in or out of IR35.

    Download our guide to prepare for IR35 changes

  • How do I evaluate employee pay & compensation during performance reviews?

    Salary and compensation reviews often take place during the annual and half-year employee performance reviews. In tangent with the employee performance scoring, you can use a salary benchmarking tool to inform the pay and compensation review process. The tool also gives good insight into market trends and in-demand skill sets. So, use performance reviews to see where the employee fits relative to the external jobs market and avoid losing in-demand talent through effective pay and compensation strategies.