Our employees and their salaries

Daffodil Centre nurses and volunteers

The Irish Cancer Society employed an average of 150 people in 2018 at a cost of €7.6 million out of a total expenditure of €20 million.

This included salaries, social welfare costs, pension scheme and insurance costs and our contribution to pensions as an employer. Salary costs include all staff delivering services and programmes towards our four goals as well as staff employed in support and operational functions.

The Society also spent €2.8 million in 2018 providing our free night nursing service. This was spent on the salaries of our night nurses, who are employed on a sessional basis, depending on demand. In 2018 our night nurses provided over 7,000 nights of care to over 1,800 cancer patients around the country. Night Nurses provide up to 10 nights of care for cancer patients who are at the end of their cancer journey, in their own home, during the last days of their life.

Of our 150 employees, 4 earn between €70,000 and €80,000 a year, while 7 earn between €90,000 and €110,000.

One person earns more than €120,000 and that is the CEO whose salary is €125,000. 

Our CEO's salary

The Irish Cancer Society CEO leads an organisation which each year helps thousands of people and their families who are affected by cancer, and employs an average of 150 full-time staff. In addition, the Society employs 194 night nurses.

Averil Power, the Irish Cancer Society’s current CEO, was paid an annual salary of €125,000 in 2019. She also received a car allowance of €10,000. The Society also contributed 20% of salary to her defined contribution pension scheme.

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