Regular Pay For Private

#1
I've just been on the Army website looking at pay levels (considering going from TA to full time). I noticed that Pte pay ranges from £14,283.36 to £23,471.

Can anyone explain why there is such a huge difference in pay. Is it to do with time served or trade qualifications. Forgive me if I'm being dumb.
 
#2
Yeah, quite easy really. It goes from the starting pay and is then incremented each year, therefore if a private soldier has not been promoted after 6 years service he could actually be earning as much as a LCpl with only 3 years service
 
#3
What's TA pay now? I'm hoping to rejoin (not for the money obviously)
When I first joined it was £13.64 a day.
 
#4
TA New Entrant pay is £30.96 a day. If on an Operational Tour this will rise in line with Regular Pay.
 
#5
It's about£34.73 a day for a private (Level 1) and you can add what ever percentage the this kind governemt will ad in April. Remember (minimum) 27 days a year, you get a quarter of a days for pay fro drill nights and full pay for weekends etc and of course the TA Bounty !!
 
#6
Yes, the Quarter day's pay for drill nights (£7.60ish) won't cover the petrol to the TAC but hey ho :biggrin:
Honestly, I'm surprised that's all it's gone up by in twenty years.
 
#7
EX_STAB said:
Yes, the Quarter day's pay for drill nights (£7.60ish) won't cover the petrol to the TAC but hey ho :biggrin:
Honestly, I'm surprised that's all it's gone up by in twenty years.
If it's been twenty years I wouldn't build your hopes of re-joining matey!!
 
#8
Gunner_REMF said:
EX_STAB said:
Yes, the Quarter day's pay for drill nights (£7.60ish) won't cover the petrol to the TAC but hey ho :biggrin:
Honestly, I'm surprised that's all it's gone up by in twenty years.
If it's been twenty years I wouldn't build your hopes of re-joining matey!!
That's what I thought until recently but:

New Procedures for TA Gp A Soldiers
Breaking News for Soldiers

Please see link to the new DIN which gives information on the new procedures for TA Gp A Soldier Engagements and the raising of the Normal Retirement Age (NRA) to age 55.

A TA Gp A soldier will now initially sign on for a period of 12 years, after which, subject to satisfactory performance and vacancies, he will be offered the opportunity of a further 12 years. On completion of 24 years, and again subject to performance and vacancies, he will be offered further re-engagements in 6 year periods until an NRA of 55 is reached. The normal maximum enlistment ages will be replaced with a maximum age of 43, regardless of previous military service or capbadge. The age limits and engagements for TA Gp B and C remain extant.

Din & Annex
http://www.army.mod.uk/servingsoldier/career/mcmdivs/ta/soldiers/index.htm

See this thread too:
http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=59310/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=15.html

I joined at 17 and am now 37 so if I can pass the fitness I don't see why I shouldn't stand a fair chance.
 
#9
Ex Stab. I agree that at age 37 you should stand a fair chance. The upper age limit for the regular army has recently been raised to 33 and the TA will follow suit. Within the TA and regular there is such a form as (AF B203) (Application for Special Enlistment) If you meet all the criteria apart from age then the PSAO/CO can apply to a higher level to enlist you.

Good luck!! If you need any more info you can PM me.
 
#10
Gunner_REMF said:
Ex Stab. I agree that at age 37 you should stand a fair chance. The upper age limit for the regular army has recently been raised to 33 and the TA will follow suit. Within the TA and regular there is such a form as (AF B203) (Application for Special Enlistment) If you meet all the criteria apart from age then the PSAO/CO can apply to a higher level to enlist you.

Good luck!! If you need any more info you can PM me.
Hi Gunner REMF. If you take a closer look at my quoted bit above you'll see entrance age for TA is going up to 43 from the new financial year.
I'm getting the fitness together before I make any serious enquiries.
Thanks for your support.

Ex STAB
 
#11
thanks. would TA service (4 years, no promotion) count towards what pay band you are in when you pass out of basic training or would have to climb the pay ladder.?
 
#12
the_beer_man said:
thanks. would TA service (4 years, no promotion) count towards what pay band you are in when you pass out of basic training or would have to climb the pay ladder.?

Do you mean going Regular from TA?

I'd imagine you'd have to start again.
 

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