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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 $366 per fortnight ($9,552 per year pro rata) Trainee Allowance.
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).
Salary on completion of Employment Training and Submarine Qualification: $2,301 per fortnight ($59,987 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.
When at sea, you will receive a Submarine Service Allowance of $710 per fortnight ($18,528 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 6 occupation.
Salary will continue to increase based on rank and the number of years of service completed in that rank. Pay Grade may also increase following the acquisition of additional skills and completion of advanced courses.
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.
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