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Other Ranks (Non Technical)

Salary while undertaking Military (Recruit) Training: $1,321 per fortnight ($34,460 per year).*

Salary while undertaking Initial Employment Training: $1,511 per fortnight ($39,383 per year).*

While under training, you will also receive $365.93 per fortnight ($9,552 per year pro rata) Trainee Allowance.

Salary (excluding allowances) on completion of Initial Employment Training: $1,888 per fortnight ($49,228 per year).*

In addition to your salary, you will receive Service Allowance of $497 per fortnight ($12,924 per year) except while undertaking Military (Initial) or Employment training. This allowance compensates a member for the unique requirements that service life may impose on an individual and his or her family.

To assist you in maintaining your uniforms in good order and condition, you will also receive a Uniform Allowance of $16 per fortnight ($419 per year).

Each General Entry job in the Australian Defence Force is classified into a pay grade. This particular job is classified as a Pay Grade 3 occupation.

The Firefighter mustering is a graded mustering, requiring personnel to gain certain qualifications before advancing to firefighter Grade 1, 2, 3 and Manager. On regrading a firefighter rises through Pay Grades 3, 4 and 5.

Refer to the Salary Scales for further details.

* Please note that these figures do not include compulsory deductions for taxation; meals, accommodation and utilities (as applicable); and superannuation.

Other Ranks (Non Technical) (Reserve)

Salary while undertaking Military (Recruit) Training: $82.14 per day tax free.

Salary while undertaking or waiting to complete Employment Training: $97.11 per day tax free.

Each General Entry job in the Australian Defence Force is classified into a pay grade. This particular job is classified as a Pay Grade 2 occupation on IET graduation. Members of the Reserve on part-time service are paid at a daily rate of pay and on completion of training, this occupation attracts a starting rate of $126.47 per day. Your pay grade will normally increase following the acquisition of additional skills and completion of advanced courses.

Refer to the Salary Scales for further details.

In addition to your salary, a Reserve Allowance of $13.15 per day is payable to compensate for the unique demands of Reserve Service.

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