Australia Army Ranks And Salary 2023

The Australian Army is among the largest and strongest army in the world. After writing an article about many other countries’ ranks and pay, Many of our readers from Australia has requested I write about the Australia army ranks and salary. Please note that the Australian Army is Mostly referred to as Australia Defence Force.

The Australian army ranks and salary is arranged almost the same way other countries’ ranks are arranged. We have the Officer’s ranks and Other Ranks. The commissioned officers are paid more than other ranks. Australian Army officers are those who receive a commission which is personally signed by the Minister for Defence and the Governor-General of Australia. They are the ones who studied at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Those people who have higher ranks both in commissioned officers and other ranks are paid higher than those with lower ranks. Now let’s go down to the ranks before we go down to the salary. The Ranks are arranged from the highest to the lowest.

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Australia Army Ranks And Salary

Australia Army Ranks

Australia Army Officers Ranks

  • Lieutenant General (E)1
  • Major General (E)2
  • Brigadier (E)2, 3
  • Colonel (E)2, 3, 5
  • Lieutenant Colonel (E)2, 4
  • Major (E)2, 4
  • Captain (E)2, 4
  • Lieutenant (E)5
  • 2nd Lieutenant (E)5

Australia Army Other Ranks

  • Warrant Officer Class 1 (E)
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 (E)
  • Staff Sergeant (E)
  • Sergeant (E)
  • Corporal (E)
  • Lance Corporal (E)
  • Private Proficient (E)
  • Private (E)

Now that we have listed all the ranks in the Australia Defence Force also known as Australia Army, Lets now go down to the salary each rank is paid.

Australia Army Salary

Below is the complete list of Australia Army Salary and Ranks

  1. Lieutenant General (E)1 is Paid $413,896 – $490,614
  2. Major General (E)2 Earns $245,113 – $298,914
  3. Brigadier (E)2, 3 Collects $201,100 – $273,348
  4. Colonel (E)2, 3, 5 is Paid $153,743 – $260,960
  5. Lieutenant Colonel (E)2, 4 Earns $130,758 – $248,321
  6. Major (E)2, 4 Salary is $91,569 – $223,694
  7. Captain (E)2, 4 is paid $71,741 – $212,322
  8. Lieutenant (E)5 Earns $59,636 – $125,008
  9. 2nd Lieutenant (E)5 Collects $55,719 – $116,699
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Other rank of permanent force (equivalent)

  1. Warrant Officer Class 1 (E) is paid $81,238 – $125,033
  2. Warrant Officer Class 2 (E) Earns $74,823 – $115,855
  3. Staff Sergeant (E) is Paid $72,314 – $111,767
  4. Sergeant (E) Earns $64,657 – $106,888
  5. Corporal (E) Is Paid $55,872 – $97,740
  6. Lance Corporal (E) Collects $51,395 – $90,846
  7. Private Proficient (E) Earns $50,333 – $89,784
  8. Private (E) is paid – $49,292 – $88,748

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