Edited: table no longer available, so i have listed the percentage increse between the highest level of 1 rank to the lowest level of the next. Considering that Pay 2000 was implemented for Officers and OR's, why is it that you only hear OR's complaing about it? If you imagine that each person does the maximum time possible in each rank before promotion (they go from the highest pay level of a rank to the lowest pay level of the next rank up) then this table shows you the percentage pay rise that you would receive under the new scales for 2006/2007. You can see that soldiers pay is actually minus percentages between ranks, whereas officers pay receives a rise of between 4.76 and 20.2 percent! Additionally between 2Lt and Major there are 15 levels to go through but how many officers take 15 years to reach Major (answer is none as they would be retired at Captain after 15 years), so this further adds to their already massive increases as they move up the ranks. The fact that there are minus percentages between the OR scales means that on every promotion you are forced to receive the basic 2% increase. Pay 2000 levels will only be reviewed if senior officers force the review, but under this system why would they? Colonel to Brigader 8.52% Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel 4.76% Major to Lieutenant Colonel 17.19% Captain to Major 5.92% Lieutenant to Captain 15.94% 2nd Lieutenant to Lieutenant 20.20% Warrant Officer 2 to Warrant Officer 1 -2.71% Staff Sergeant to Warrant Officer 2 -3.56% Sergeant to Staff Sergeant 0.07% Corporal to Sergeant -1.28% Lance Corporal to Corporal -4.66% Private to Lance Corporal -8.83% These differences bring about the truley outragous situations for ORs where a lower rank is paid more than his superior, who has more responsibility! Unfortunately officer are never in the position where the Maj earns more than the Lt Col, i wonder why?