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Salaries

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the salary was of an (a) SAS and (b) SBS (i) trooper and (ii) sergeant in each of the last five years. (91296)

Other rank members of the SAS and SBS are on a single bespoke incremental pay structure. Minimum and maximum annual basic pay rates for troopers and sergeants for 2002-06 are shown in the following table. In addition, SAS and SBS personnel are paid specialist pay for recruitment and retention purposes. Minimum and maximum annual rates of specialist pay for SAS and SBS other ranks for the years 2002-06 are also shown in the table. The precise level of specialist pay received by individuals depends on their length of service in the SAS or SBS.

Annual Basic Pay

Trooper

Sergeant

Annual Specialist Pay—All Other Ranks

2002

25,944 to 29,244

33,189 to 36,730

3,745 to 7,884

2003

26,846 to 30,261

34,345 to 38,009

3,876 to 8,158

2004

27,521 to 31,025

35,212 to 38,967

3,938 to 8,442

2005

28,346 to 31,956

36,266 to 40,135

4,055 to 8,694

2006

29,196 to 32,916

37,354 to 41,340

6,369 to13,534