You get an annual incremental pay rise regardless of where you are serving & if you do not opt for promotion, after 9 years, you hit the top band for that rank & only get the AFRB annual pay awards thereafter. If you get promoted (Which everyone capable should aim for), there's 9 more pay increments at the next rank & so on. Promotion varies, but if you're half-decent you can expect to be a Corporal within 4 to 6 years on average (£24-£30K per annum). The only other way to increase income is to get specialist pay as indicated.nto meaning to be flipent or a kn*b but its ok saying what the rates are, but what determins whether or not i have 15k - 26k? so will i earn more the longer i have been in? or will i just earn more if im away on operations? or both? or basically under what cercumstaces would i be earning 26k?
Assuming you also have the 5 GCSE's & A Levels in addition to the degree, meet the eligibility criteria, pass the Recruiting Test, Medical Examination, Sift interview, Potential Officers Course, Admiralty Interview Board, gain security clearance & meet the minimum standards to be selected as a Young Officer, you would qualify for Direct Entry Graduate Officer starting pay.i am applying to become a marine officer, i have a sports science degree but did was not part of the bursary programme, does this mean i will still get the graduate rate of pay or just normal officer pay? cheers