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Pay, Conditions & Benefits

  • Salary Overview

    You will find that Royal Marines pay compares very well with jobs in civilian life – plus there is extra money for special skills and qualifications, including allowances for being deployed away from your base for ten days or more.

    The Royal Marines offers a good pension scheme; six weeks’ paid holiday a year plus public holidays; a bonus after five years’ service and another bonus after eight years. There is also excellent free medical and dental care.

  • Commando

    Salary Summary

     

    Full  Rates of Pay 2008 PDF

    When you're doing the 32 week training course you will be earning £13,012.80  annual pay

    - you'll be so busy you won't have much time to spend it, and with your accommodation and food* being paid for directly from your wages, it'll feel like a lot more.

    When you complete the training you can go on to earn between (depending upon higher or lowerspine pay rates)

    Marine £16,226.76 - £27,599.28
    Corporal £25.181.88 - £31,645.56
    Sergeant £28,622.64 - £35,218.80
    Colour Sergeant £31,684.88 - £40,096.68
    Warrant Officer 2     £34,379.16 - £41,248.80
    Warrant Officer 1 £36,812.16 - £44,587.80

    What you also get

    As a member of the armed forces you should also expect:

    • Full dental treatment cover
    • Complete health cover
    • Final salary pension (very rare in civilian life now!)
    • Training throughout your career
    • Accommodation is paid for directly from your wages. * Food is not always deducted straight from a ranks pay. Some units are now Pay as You Dine (PAYD).
    • Separation allowance when you're away for an extended amount of time

  • Commando Officer

    Salary Summary


    Full Rates of Pay 2008 PDF

    When you're under training your rate of pay will depend upon educational qualifications starting wage is between  £14,852.28, or £23,475.24.

    - you'll be so busy you won't have much time to spend it, and with your accommodation and food* being paid for directly from your wages, it'll feel like a lot more.

    When you complete the training you'll go on to earn:

    Lieutenant     £23,475.24 - £31,188.36
    Captain £36,160.08 - £43,002.24
    Major £45,548.64 - £54,550.56
    Lt Colonel £63,927.36 - £74,022.60
    Colonel £77,544.84 - £85,267.68
    Colonel £92,536.56 - £96,287.76

    What you also get

    As a member of the armed forces you should also expect:

    • Full dental treatment cover
    • Complete health cover
    • Final salary pension (very rare in civilian life now!)
    • Training throughout your career
    • Accommodation is paid for directly from your wages. * Food is not always deducted straight from a ranks pay. Some units are now Pay as You Dine (PAYD).
    • Separation allowance when you're away for an extended amount of time

Dental & Medical Cover

Modern and effective medical support is a fundamental part of the United Kingdom's military capabilities. To that end the Royal Naval Medical Service's promotes and maintains the health, fitness and well being of Royal Naval Personnel which is vital to the Royal Navy's operational capability and effectiveness.