British Army Pay Scales

British Army Pay Chart 2023: An easy to use guide detailing the British Army Salary for this year.


This page is useful for people that want to view the up-to-date pay scales for British Army Personnel in 2023.

British Army pay scales for 2023 are all listed below starting a Brigadier’s salary all the way down to how much a Private earns.

Please note, British Army pay scales are updated annually and the figures below are as accurate as possible.

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Brigadier Salary

A Brigadier is a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Colonel.

The starting salary of a Brigadier is £109,368 per year.

The table below indicates the salary of a Brigadier in the British Army.

RANGE AND RANKSTEPANNUAL
OF-6
Brigadier
Step 5£113,794
OF-6
Brigadier
Step 4£112,688
OF-6
Brigadier
Step 3£111,581
OF-6
Brigadier
Step 2£110,475
OF-6
Brigadier
Step 1£109,368

Colonel Salary

A Colonel is a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than LT Colonel and is subordinate to Brigadier.

The starting salary of a Colonel is £91,776 per year.

The table below indicates the salary of a Colonel in the British Army.

RANGE AND RANKSTEPANNUAL
OF-5
Colonel
Step 7£100,888
OF-5
Colonel
Step 6£99,369
OF-5
Colonel
Step 5£97,851
OF-5
Colonel
Step 4£96,332
OF-5
Colonel
Step 3£94,814
OF-5
Colonel
Step 2£93,295
OF-5
Colonel
Step 1£91,776


Lt Colonel Salary

A Lt Colonel is a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Major and is subordinate to Colonel.

The starting salary of a Lt Colonel is £75,754 per year.

The table below indicates the salary of a Lt Colonel in the British Army.

RANGE AND RANKSTEPANNUAL
OF-4
Lt Colonel
Step 7£87,716
OF-4
Lt Colonel
Step 6£85,723
OF-4
Lt Colonel
Step 5£83,729
OF-4
Lt Colonel
Step 4£81,735
OF-4
Lt Colonel
Step 3£79,741
OF-4
Lt Colonel
Step 2£77,753
OF-4
Lt Colonel
Step 1£75,754

British Army Major Salary

A Major is a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Captain and is subordinate to Lt Colonel.

The starting salary of a Major is £53,975 per year.

The table below indicates the salary of a Major in the British Army.

RANGE AND RANKSTEPANNUAL
OF-3
Major
Step 7£64,642
OF-3
Major
Step 6£62,865
OF-3
Major
Step 5£61,087
OF-3
Major
Step 4£59,309
OF-3
Major
Step 3£57,531
OF-3
Major
Step 2£55,753
OF-3
Major
Step 1£53,975

Captain Salary

A Captain is a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Lieutenant and is subordinate to Major.

The starting salary of a Captain is £42,850 per year.

The table below indicates the salary of a Captain in the British Army.

RANGE AND RANKSTEPANNUAL
CaptainStep 7£50,957
CaptainStep 6£49,606
CaptainStep 5£48,255
CaptainStep 4£46,904
CaptainStep 3£45,552
CaptainStep 2£44,201
CaptainStep 1£42,850

Lieutenant Salary

A Lieutenant is a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than 2nd Lieutenant and is subordinate to Captain.

The starting salary of a Lieutenant is £27,818 per year.

2nd Lieutenant Salary

A 2nd Lieutenant is a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is the lowest commissioned officer rank above Officer Cadet and is subordinate to Lieutenant.

The starting salary of a 2nd Lieutenant is £27,818 per year.

Typically, a 2nd Lieutenant will hold that rank for roughly 1 year as they continue with their specific training within their new units which is why their information is mixed with a Lieutenant.

The table below indicates the salary of a Lieutenant and 2nd Lieutenant in the British Army.

RANGE AND RANKSTEPANNUAL
Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Step 5£36,958
Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Step 4£35,784
Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Step 3£34,610
Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Step 2£33,436
Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Step 1£27,818

Officer Cadet Salary

RANGE AND RANKSTEPANNUAL
OF-0Step 3£20,793
OF-0Step 2£18,823
OF-0Step 1£15,864

British Army Other Ranks Pay Scale 2023

WO1 Salary

A WO1 (Warrant Officer 1) is a Non-Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than WO2 and is subordinate to all Commissioned Officers.

The starting salary of a WO1 is £49,842 per year.

The table below indicates the salary of a WOI in the British Army.

Range & RankLEVELSUPP 1SUPP 2SUPP 3SUPP 4
(OR-9)
WOI
OR9-5£52837£52837£52837£54262
(OR-9)
WOI
OR9-4£52301£52301£52301£53779
(OR-9)
WOI
OR9-3£51717£51717£51717£53267
(OR-9)
WOI
OR9-2£51133£51133£51133£52761
(OR-9)
WOI
OR9-1£49842£49842£49842£52314


WO2 Salary

A WO2 (Warrant Officer 2) is a Non-Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Staff Sergeant and is subordinate to a WO1.

The starting salary of a WO2 depends but is typically around £45,340 per year.

Staff Sergeant Salary

A Staff Sergeant is a Non-Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Sergeant and is subordinate to a WO2 and above.

The starting salary of a Staff Sergeant is £40,358 per year.

The table below indicates the salary of a WOII or Staff Sergeant in the British Army.

Range & RankLEVELSUPP 1SUPP 2SUPP 3SUPP 4
(OR-7 – OR-8)
WOII
Staff Sergeant
OR-7-10£47293£48792£49841£51275
(OR-7 – OR-8)
WOII
Staff Sergeant
OR-7-9£46500£48166£49545£50979
(OR-7 – OR-8)
WOII
Staff Sergeant
OR-7-8£45725£47520£49231£50664
(OR-7 – OR-8)
WOII
Staff Sergeant
OR-7-7£44836£46870£48880£50289
(OR-7 – OR-8)
WOII
Staff Sergeant
OR-7-6£43896£45930£48191£49762
(OR-7 – OR-8)
WOII
Staff Sergeant
OR-7-5£42953£44749£46866£48407
(OR-7 – OR-8)
WOII
Staff Sergeant
OR-7-4£42288£44085£45943£47659
(OR-7 – OR-8)
WOII
Staff Sergeant
OR-7-3£41652£43449£45142£46857
(OR-7 – OR-8)
WOII
Staff Sergeant
OR-7-2£40994£42789£44361£46078
(OR-7 – OR-8)
WOII
Staff Sergeant
OR-7-1£40358£42056£43581£45340

Sergeant Salary

A Sergeant is a Non-Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Corporal and is subordinate to a Staff Sergeant and above.

The starting salary of a Sergeant is £40,358 per year.

The table below indicates the salary of a Sergeant in the British Army.

Range & RankLEVELSUPP 1SUPP 2SUPP 3SUPP 4
(OR-6)
Sergeant
OR-6-5£39556£41221£42666£44365
(OR-6)
Sergeant
OR-6-4£38609£40200£41601£43227
(OR-6)
Sergeant
OR-6-3£37672£39071£40588£42132
(OR-6)
Sergeant
OR-6-2£36747£38043£39615£41049
(OR-6)
Sergeant
OR-6-1£35854£37061£38628£39896

Corporal Salary

A Corporal is a Non-Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Lance Corporal and is subordinate to a Sergeant and above.

The starting salary of a Corporal is £31,870 per year.

The table below indicates the salary of a Corporal in the British Army.

Range & RankLEVELSUPP 1SUPP 2SUPP 3SUPP 4
(OR-4)
Corporal
OR-4-5£34139£35285£36775£37875
(OR-4)
Corporal
OR-4-4£33660£34807£36120£37132
(OR-4)
Corporal
OR-4-3£33206£34338£35375£36263
(OR-4)
Corporal
OR-4-2£32721£33668£34597£35432
(OR-4)
Corporal
OR-4-1£31870£32797£33699£34536


Lance Corporal Salary

A Lance Corporal is a Non-Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Private and is subordinate to a Corporal and above.

The starting salary of a Lance Corporal depends on your time-served but is usually around £24,785 per year.

Private Salary

A Private within the British Army is the lowest rank and is subordinate to all other ranks.

The starting salary of a Private is £20,400 per year.

The table below indicates the salary of a Lance Corporal and Private in the British Army.

Range & RankLEVELSUPP 1SUPP 2SUPP 3SUPP 4
(OR-2 – OR-3)
Lance Corporal
Private
OR-2-9£29921£30748£31397£32009
(OR-2 – OR-3)
Lance Corporal
Private
OR-2-8£28592£29342£29916£30445
(OR-2 – OR-3)
Lance Corporal
Private
OR-2-7£27327£27961£28507£29004
(OR-2 – OR-3)
Lance Corporal
Private
OR-2-6£26137£26656£27202£27549
(OR-2 – OR-3)
Lance Corporal
Private
OR-2-5£24981£25340£25790£26124
(OR-2 – OR-3)
Lance Corporal
Private
OR-2-4£23825£24092£24451£24785
(OR-2 – OR-3)
Lance Corporal
Private
OR-2-3£22641£22908£23185£23185
(OR-2 – OR-3)
Lance Corporal
Private
OR-2-2£21230£21230£21230£21230
(OR-2 – OR-3)
Lance Corporal
Private
OR-2-1£20400£20400£20400£20400

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