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2016 British Pay Rates Chart

2016 United Kingdom Rank - Rating & Salary Chart

The new 2017-2018 UK pay tables [PDF]

March 8, 2016, The Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB) released their annual report which is used to detemine the rate of pay for the British Armed Forces. The following charts for officer and enlisted base pay is based on another one percent increase for all members mirroring last year's raise. Effective April 1, 2016.

British military wage 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 rounded to the nearest British Pound (£).



Enlisted Military Rank, Rating & Wage Chart

United Kingdom enlisted pay chart effective April 1, 2016
Rank - Rating Higher SpineLower Spine
1 April 20161 April 2016
Range 5 – OR 9JPA ANNUALJPA ANNUAL
Navy: Warrant Officer 1
Royal Marines.: Warrant Officer 1
Army: Warrant Officer 1
Royal Air Force: Warrant Officer
Level 748,865Level 746,113
Level 648,129Level 644,846
Level 547,286Level 543,622
Level 446,455Level 442,787
Level 345,617Level 341,957
Level 244,846Level 240,127
Level 143,981Level 140,343
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 945,206Level 941,418
Level 844,568Level 840,502
Level 743,943Level 739,984
Level 643,318Level 639,380
Level 542,381Level 537,677
Level 441,439Level 437,172
Level 340,502Level 336,320
Level 239,556Level 235,177
Level 138,623Level 134,724
Range 3 – OR 6JPA ANNUALJPA ANNUAL
Navy: Petty Officer
RAF: Sergeant
Royal Marines: Sergeant
Army: Sergeant
Level 738,597Level 735,653
Level 637,887Level 635,383
Level 537,176Level 534,202
Level 436,466Level 433,333
Level 336,012Level 332,999
Level 235,122Level 232,190
Level 134,236Level 131,368
Range 2 – OR 4JPA ANNUALJPA ANNUAL
Navy: Leading Rate
R.M.: Corporal
Army: Corporal
RAF: Corporal
Level 734,681Level 731,188
Level 633,940Level 630,962
Level 533,251Level 530,718
Level 432,468Level 430,478
Level 331,728Level 330,247
Level 230,247Level 228,839
Level 128,839Level 127,597
Range 1 – OR 1, 2 & 3JPA ANNUALJPA ANNUAL
Navy: Levels 1-9 – Able Rate

Royal Marines: Levels 1-9
Marine: Levels 5-9 Lance Corporal (or RM passed JCC)

Army: Levels 1-7 – Private: Levels 5-9 - Lance Corporal

RAF: Level 1 Aircraftmen & Leading Aircraftmen.
Levels 2-9 – Senior Aircraftmen:
Level 5-9 Junior Tech/Senior Aircraftmen(T)
Level 930,247Level 925,325
Level 828,839Level 824,439
Level 727,597Level 723,369
Level 626,386Level 622,410
Level 525,162Level 522,034
Level 422,757Level 420,934
Level 321,687Level 319,290
Level 219,693Level 218,798
Level 118,306Level 118,306
New Entrant Rate of Pay14,784


Officer Rank and Rates of Pay

United Kingdom officer pay chart effective April 1, 2016
British Officer Pay1 April 2016
OF 6 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Royal Navy: Commodore
Royal Marines: Brigadier
Army: Brigadier
RAF: Air Commodore
Level 5105,240
Level 4104,210
Level 3103,191
Level 2102,169
Level 1101,147
OF 5 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Royal Navy: Captain
Royal Marines: Colonel
Army: Colonel
RAF: Group Captain
Level 993,304
Level 892,248
Level 791,193
Level 690,141
Level 589,089
Level 488,037
Level 386,985
Level 285,929
Level 184,878
OF 4 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Royal Navy: Commander
Royal Marines: Lieutenant Colonel
Army: Lieutenant Colonel
RAF: Wing Commander
Level 981,123
Level 880,073
Level 779,024
Level 677,984
Level 573,749
Level 472,829
Level 371,908
Level 270,988
Level 170,059
OF 3 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Royal Navy: Lieutenant Commander
Royal Marines: Major
Army: Major
RAF: Squadron Leader
Level 959,783
Level 858,546
Level 757,318
Level 656,085
Level 554,844
Level 453,616
Level 352,374
Level 251,150
Level 149,918
OF 2 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Royal Navy: Lieutenant
Royal Marines: Captain
Army: Captain
RAF: Flight Lieutenant
Level 947,127
Level 846,592
Level 746,048
Level 644,983
Level 543,908
Level 442,843
Level 341,764
Level 240,690
Level 139,629
OF 1 RangeJPA ANNUAL
Royal Navy: See chart below
Royal Marines: See chart below
Army: See chart below
RAF: See chart below
Level 1034,180
Level 933,362
Level 832,554
Level 731,741
Level 630,923
Level 525,727
Level 422,795
Level 319,932
Level 218,310
Level 116,799


University Cadet EntrantsJPA ANNUAL
Level 419,230
Level 317,660
Level 215,785
Level 113,816

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

RATES OF PAY EFFECTIVE FROM 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. The rates are subject to change without notice. Information gathered from the Armed Forces' Pay Reveiw Body's 45th Report released March 8, 2016.

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