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Service Pay

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information he has on the average pay for an army sergeant in (a) France, (b) the United States and (c) Germany; and what the average pay is for a sergeant in the British Army. (106985)

Minimum and maximum rates of gross basic pay for Army sergeants in the nations specified, based on current exchange rates, are as follows:




United States




United Kingdom


These rates are for basic pay only ie pay for the rank. A British Army sergeant equates to rank level 5 and 6 in NATO terms. The rates of pay shown therefore, broadly correspond to this NATO ranking.