Pay & Benefits
- £42.29Day rate for Soldiers in training from day 1
- £53.79Day rate for Soldiers after training
- £87.10Day rate for new Officers
- £470Tax free bounty after year 1
Most Army Reserve roles are now offering extra payment to new entrants, once they reach joining milestones, for example completing training. Your unit or Candidate Support Manager will know more.
About pay rates
As you rise through the ranks your daily rate of pay will also go up.
Current rates of pay for soldiers just starting out in these ranks are:
Recruits (in initial training); £42.29 per day
Private: £53.79 per day
Lance Corporal: £71.18 per day
Corporal: £83.01 per day
Sergeant: £93.40 per day
The current rates for officers just starting out in each of these ranks are:
Second Lieutenant: £87.10 per day
Lieutenant: £90.15 per day
Captain: £111.62 per day
Major: £140.60 per day
If you meet your minimum training commitment (usually 19 or 27 days), and also pass your Military Training Tests (once a year), you'll get a tax free bonus payment on top of your pay.
This is based on your level of commitment, and varies from £470 in year 1 to £1,862 in year 5.
What you get
It's not just pay and the chance to make a difference, you also get...
The Joining Process
Find out more about how to join.
Find your local Army Reserve Centre