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Higher/Lower Spines of Pay

Basically your trade will have been graded Higher or Lower and this may also vary according to rank within a specific trade. It has nothing to do wth your personal performance and is solely dependent on how the trade (and rank within trade) has been assessed relative to the rest of the army. Where the TA trade has a direct regular equivalent, the assessment is on the basis of the regulars so if yours is Higher you may be benefitting from things like responsibilities that don't actually apply in TA world. Essentially, the "cleverer" the job, the more chance it will be in the Higher band.

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