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2010-2011 British Armed Forces Pay Award Chart

2010-2011 United Kingdom Rank - Rating & Pay Chart

The following charts for officer and enlisted basic pay is based on an approved 2.0% armed forces pay raise for 2010-2011. The award rates become effective 01 April 2010.

British military pay charts are for the Royal Navy (RN), Royal Marines (RM), British Army (BA), Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Irish Regiment (RIR).

NOTE: Pay charts reflect an annual pay rate in British Pounds (£).



Enlisted Military Rank, Rating & Pay Chart

Higher SpineLower Spine
Rank - Rating 1 April 20101 April 2010
Range 5 – OR9JPA ANNUALJPA ANNUAL
Navy: Warrant Officer 1
R.M.: Warrant Officer 1
Army: Warrant Officer 1
RAF: Warrant Officer
Level 7 46,752.99Level 7 44,119.93
Level 6 46,048.60Level 6 42,907.83
Level 5 45,242.05Level 5 41,736.50
Level 4 44,447.58Level 4 40,938.01
Level 3 43,644.92Level 3 40,143.53
Level 2 42,907.83Level 2 39,349.18
Level 1 42,080.39Level 1 38,599.76
Range 4 – OR 7 & 8JPA ANNUALJPA ANNUAL
Navy: Levels 1-9 – Chief Petty Officer (Non-Artificer)
Levels 1-7 - Chief Petty Officer (Artificer)
Levels 5-9 – Warrant Officer II
Royal Marines: Levels 1-7 – Colour Sergeant
Levels 5-9 – Warrant Officer II
Army: Levels 1-7 – Staff Sergeant
Levels 5-9 – Warrant Officer II
RAF: Levels 1-7 – Chief Technician
Levels 5-9 – Flight Sergeant (List 1)
Levels 1-9 – Flight Sergeant (List 2)
Level 9 43,251.85Level 9 39,627.51
Level 8 42,641.58Level 8 38,751.26
Level 7 42,043.78Level 7 38,255.62
Level 6 41,445.84Level 6 37,678.45
Level 5 40,549.07Level 5 36,048.62
Level 4 39,648.02Level 4 35,565.43
Level 3 38,751.26Level 3 34,750.45
Level 2 37,846.30Level 2 33,657.01
Level 1 36,953.68Level 1 33,223.16
Range 3 – OR6JPA ANNUALJPA ANNUAL
Level 7 36,929.03Level 7 34,111.63
Navy: Petty OfficerLevel 6 36,249.18Level 6 33,853.56
Royal Marines: SergeantLevel 5 35,569.58Level 5 32,723.51
Army: SergeantLevel 4 34,889.62Level 4 31,892.17
RAF: SergeantLevel 3 34,455.76Level 3 31,572.68
Level 2 33,603.79Level 2 30,798.85
Level 1 32,756.22Level 1 30,012.55
Range 2 – OR 4JPA ANNUALJPA ANNUAL
Level 7 33,182.27Level 7 29,840.43
Navy: Leading RateLevel 6 32,473.61Level 6 29,623.63
R.M.: CorporalLevel 5 31,814.40Level 5 29,390.09
Army: CorporalLevel 4 31,064.84Level 4 29,160.71
RAF: CorporalLevel 3 30,356.57Level 3 28,939.50
Level 2 28,939.50Level 2 27,592.40
Level 1 27,592.40Level 1 26,404.71
Range 1 – OR 1, 2 & 3JPA ANNUALJPA ANNUAL
Level 9 28,939.50Level 9 24,230.29
Navy: Levels 1-9 – Able RateLevel 8 27,592.40Level 8 23,382.59
Royal Marines: Levels 1-9Level 7 26,404.71Level 7 22,358.87
Marine: Levels 5-9 Lance Corporal (or RM passed JCC)Level 6 25,245.97Level 6 21,441.71
Army: Levels 1-7 – Private: Levels 5-9 - Lance CorporalLevel 5 24,074.64Level 5 20,581.68
RAF: Level 1 Aircraftmen & Leading Aircraftmen.Level 4 21,773.39Level 4 19,529.13
        Levels 2-9 – Senior Aircraftmen:Level 3 20,250.00Level 3 17,956.80
        Level 5-9 Junior Tech/Senior Aircraftmen(T)Level 2 18,341.58Level 2 17,485.83
Level 1 17,014.73Level 1 17,014.73
New Entrant Rate of Pay13,644.70


Officer Rank and Rates of Pay

Rank1 April 2010
OF6 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Royal Navy: CommodoreLevel 5 100,963.50
Royal Marines: BrigadierLevel 4 99,972.98
Army: BrigadierLevel 3 98,994.80
RAF: Air CommodoreLevel 2 98,012.47
Level 1 97,030.13
OF5 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Level 989,408.28
Level 888,393.61
Level 7 87,378.81
Royal Navy: CaptainLevel 6 86,368.04
Royal Marines: ColonelLevel 5 85,357.39
Army: ColonelLevel 4 84,346.63
RAF: Group CaptainLevel 3 83,335.98
Level 2 82,321.19
Level 1 81,310.42
OF4 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Level 977,617.13
Level 876,613.04
Level 7 75,609.06
Royal Navy: CommanderLevel 674,614.02
Royal Marines: Lieutenant ColonelLevel 5 70,561.63
Army: Lieutenant ColonelLevel 4 69,681.34
RAF: Wing CommanderLevel 3 68,800.55
Level 2 67,920.26
Level 1 67,031.68
OF3 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Level 957,199.54
Level 856,015.88
Level 7 54,840.66
Royal Navy: Lieutenant CommanderLevel 6 53,661.27
Royal Marines: MajorLevel 5 52,473.84
Army: MajorLevel 4 51,298.37
RAF: Squadron LeaderLevel 3 50,110.80
Level 2 48,939.87
Level 1 47,760.48
OF2 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Level 9 45,090.43
Royal Navy: LieutenantLevel 8 44,578.69
Royal Marines: CaptainLevel 7 44,058.52
Army: CaptainLevel 6 43,038.82
RAF: Flight LieutenantLevel 5 42,011.06
Level 4 40,991.23
Level 3 39,959.33
Level 2 38,931.56
Level 1 37,916.01
OF1 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Level 1032,702.86
Level 9 31,920.85
Royal Navy: See chart belowLevel 8 31,146.76
Royal Marines: See chart belowLevel 7 30,368.90
Army: See chart belowLevel 6 29,586.51
RAF: See chart belowLevel 5 24,615.20
Level 4 21,810.13
Level 3 18,570.83
Level 2 17,019.14
Level 1 15,573.50


Army Welbexian Officer Cadets who started an in-service degree course before the Army rolled outJPA, are to be paid at the following levels of the University Cadet Entrants (UCEs) level 1 onAppointment, level 3 in year 2 and level 4 in year 3.

DE-Direct Entrant, UCE-University Cadet Entrant, DNS-Defence Nursing Services, GYC-Gap Year Commission

RankPay Spine
OF1 Range
Non-graduate direct entrants (for pay purposes will be classed as Officer Cadets, but may hold different ‘addressable ranks).Level 1
Army: 2nd LieutenantGap Year CommissionLevels 2-3
Level 4
Graduates direct entrants during initial Officers Training and nongraduate direct entrants on commissioningªRN: Midshipman
RM: 2nd Lieutenant
Army 2nd Lieutenant
RAF: Acting Pilot Officer/Pilot Officer
Level 5
Graduates direct entrants during initial Officers Training and nongraduate direct entrants on commissioningªRN: Sub-Lieutenant
RM: Lieutenant
Army: Lieutenant
RAF: Flying Officer
DNS: Tri-Service
Level 6 - 10

# Army: Officer cadets will remain on Level 1 rates of pay until commissioned.

ª On completion of training non-graduate direct entrants will move to level 5, however progression to level 6 will be dependent on promotion to Sub Lt/Lt/Fg Off. Graduate direct entrants will enter Service on at least level 5 dependent on seniority awarded for civilian qualifications.

RATES OF PAY EFFECTIVE FROM 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 and are subject to change without notice.

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