Pay Hike for New British Army Soldiers

The starting salary for soldiers fresh out of Phase 2 (employment) training is rising to £20,000, a rise of about £1,140.

Approximately 4,000 junior soldiers are set to benefit from the 6% pay rise.

Other personnel, up to Brigadier (OF-6), will receive a 2.9% increase and compensatory allowances have also received a 2.9% rise, including:

  • The longer separation allowance;
  • Recruiting and retention bonuses; and
  • Reserve bounties.


Soldier. (2019) Pay Hike for New Soldiers. Soldier: The Magazine of the British Army. August 2019, pp.13.


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