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Army Personnel: Salaries

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average annual pay is for (a) a private, (b) a captain, (c) a major, (d) a lieutenant colonel and (e) a colonel in the British army. (111362)

The annual pay rates for a private, a captain, a major, a lieutenant colonel and a colonel in the British army for 2006-07 are tabled as follows:

Rank

Rate of pay (£)

Private

14,323 to 23,535

Captain

33,795 to 40,190

Major

42,570 to 50,983

Lieutenant Colonel

59,747 to 66,047

Colonel

69,189 to 76,471

The rates quoted are for basic pay which is paid in accordance with an individual’s rank, length of service and, in the case of other ranks, trade. They therefore exclude specialist pay, paid to recruit and retain personnel in specific arms/branches of the Army, or any compensatory allowances.