British Army Pay Scales

An up-to-date pay scales for the British Army in 2022.

This page is useful for people that want to view the up-to-date pay scales for British Army Personnel in 2022.

British Army pay scales for 2022 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.

Ranks In The British Army

British Army Officer Salary 2022

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

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 2022

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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