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The Fleet


Salaries, medical benefits, job security, pension

What we offer - pay and benefits

With the combination of highly competitive pay, a host of attractive benefits and the sort of job security that is almost unheard of these days, the Royal Navy offers a package that’s hard to beat.

What’s the benefit?

  • Basic salaries start from over £12,000 for Ratings/Other Ranks and over £15,000 for Officers, but could be significantly more, depending on the job and the qualifications of the individual. Pay increases with experience and in line with inflation
  • Free medical and dental treatment
  • Job security – Officers join for up to 12 years and Ratings/Other Ranks for 18 years or to age 40, whichever is later
  • Accommodation at sea or on operations is free. Accommodation on shore is heavily subsidised
  • Retirement might seem like a long way off, but the Royal Navy likes to invest in the long-term future of its people. The pension package that the Royal Navy offers is one of the most generous available. It is non-contributory, which means you do not have to pay anything towards it out of your son or daughter's salary. The amount you receive when you retire is based on the salary you are paid at the time you leave, and time served.
  • Support for travel to and from work
  • Money for education while serving and after leaving the Royal Navy and Royal Marines

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