OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARMY

We asked a group of serving soldiers and officers about their time in the Army - and about the opportunities that they've had that their civilian friends haven't had the chance to enjoy - and certainly not as part of their day jobs...

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

about army pay

Each year, everyone in the Army receives a pay rise, and each rank has a pay band - so you'll be rewarded as you progress in the rank.

Some Army jobs pay higher than the standard rate of pay. These are typically specialist roles.

You can find specific pay details for each role on rolefinder.

Soldier pay

Current rates of pay for soldiers just starting out in these ranks are:

  • Recruits (in initial training); £15,985 a year
  • Private: £20,400 a year
  • Lance Corporal: £27,326 a year
  • Corporal: £31,869 a year
  • Sergeant: £35,853 a year

You can find specific pay details for each role on rolefinder.

Officer Pay

The current rates for officers just starting out in each of these ranks are:
  • Officer cadets (at Sandhurst): £27,818 per annum
  • 2nd Lieutenant: £33,426 per annum
  • Lieutenant: £34,610 per annum
  • Captain: £42,849 per annum
  • Major: £53,975 per annum
 Army officer pay is in line with other graduate jobs.