# Pay rates for officers

**From: National Defence**

#### Note

These pay tables are for information only. If you have any questions about your pay please contact your Chain of Command or Orderly Room.

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## Regular Force and Class C Reserve service

Pay rates for officers of the Regular Force and Reservists on Class C service are listed below by rank, within each occupation groups. These are monthly pay rates and they are the latest rates available as of 2020 unless stated otherwise.

Within each rank there are a number of pay increments (PI) which represent automatic annual increases in pay to recognize advancements in experience, skill and knowledge. Some ranks have several pay levels based on entry plans to the Canadian Armed Forces. See pay overview for information on the factors that determine pay rates.

### General Service Officers

- Officer Cadet
- Second Lieutenant
- Lieutenant
- Captain
- Major
- Lieutenant-Colonel
- Colonel
- Brigadier-General
- Major-General
- Lieutenant-General

### Pilots

### Medical and Dental Officers

- Second Lieutenant
- Lieutenant
- Captain
- Major
- Major (Specialist)
- Lieutenant-Colonel
- Lieutenant-Colonel (Specialist)
- Colonel
- Colonel (Specialist)
- Brigadier-General

### Legal Officers

## References

- Regular Force and Class C Officers - 2020 rates (PDF, 147KB)
- Class A and Class B Officers - 2020 rates (PDF, 222KB)
- Regular Force and Class C Officers - Previous pay rates (PDF, 2301KB) (PDF, 1.09MB)
- Class A and Class B Officers - Previous pay rates (PDF, 1303KB) (PDF, 576KB)
- CBI Chapter 204 - Pay of officers and NCMs

## Resources

## General Service Officers - monthly rates of pay (in dollars)

### Pay notes

- 1. To determine your appropriate pay level please reference CBI 204.211
- 2. Pay levels are determined based on the following entry plans to the Canadian Armed Forces:
- Level A - Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)
- Level B - Officer Candidate Training Plan - No Former Service (OCTP-NFS)
- Level C - Direct Entry Officer (DEO)
- Level D - University Training Plan Non-Commissioned Member (UTP(NCM)) and Officer Candidate Training Plan - Former Service (OCTP-FS)
- Level E - Commissioned from the Ranks (CFR)

- 3. The rate of a Special Military Differential for Pharmacy Officers at a rank of Captain and above is $15,000 per year as of April 2018.

Pay level | Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|---|

A | 2301 | 2342 | 2396 | 2440 |

B | 3195 | 3327 | 3848 | 3997 |

D | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Pay level | Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

A | 5066 | 5140 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

B | 4027 | 4264 | 4669 | 5077 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

C | 4332 | 4699 | 5066 | 5442 | 5814 | 6188 | 6561 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

D | 5530 | 5692 | 5864 | 6042 | 6225 | 6409 | 6602 | 6798 | 7002 | 7212 | 7428 |

E | 5596 | 5763 | 5937 | 6113 | 6298 | 6486 | 6681 | 6880 | 7086 | 7302 | 7514 |

Pay level | Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

A | 5521 | 5895 | 6270 | 6643 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

B | 4264 | 4669 | 5077 | 5531 | 5988 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

C | 4763 | 5140 | 5329 | 5521 | 5709 | 5895 | 6082 | 6270 | 6457 | 6643 | n/a |

D | 5679 | 5904 | 6139 | 6387 | 6641 | 6909 | 7184 | 7472 | 7771 | 8079 | 8406 |

E | 5898 | 6134 | 6380 | 6633 | 6902 | 7178 | 7466 | 7766 | 8074 | 8399 | 8734 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

6999 | 7265 | 7532 | 7796 | 8055 | 8304 | 8551 | 8805 | 8953 | 9100 | 9251 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

9465 | 9631 | 9795 | 9959 | 10122 | 10285 | 10450 | 10613 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

10969 | 11147 | 11318 | 11497 | 11674 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

11863 | 12330 | 12798 | 13267 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

14040 | 14415 | 14812 | 15200 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

16112 | 17036 | 17995 | 18925 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

20683 | 21244 | 21833 | 22392 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

(TB 25 February 2021, effective 1 April 2020)

## Pilots - monthly rates of pay (in dollars)

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

7095 | 7545 | 8198 | 8960 | 9438 | 9808 | 10045 | 10297 | 10449 | 10508 | 10548 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

10662 | 10766 | 10846 | 10929 | 11035 | 11149 | 11193 | 11259 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 |
---|---|---|---|---|

11371 | 11507 | 11639 | 11750 | 11866 |

## Medical and Dental Officers - monthly rates of pay (in dollars)

### Pay notes

- 1. The rate of a Special Military Differential for Medical Officers at a rank of Captain and above is $39,000 per year as of April 2018.
- 2. The rate of a Special Military Differential for Dental Officers at a rank of Captain and above is $19,000 per year as of April 2018.

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 |
---|---|---|

4699 | 5066 | 5442 |

Basic pay | PI 1 |
---|---|

5814 | 6188 |

PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

12787 | 14653 | 15387 | 16161 | 17362 | 17872 | 18381 |

PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

17872 | 18381 | 18888 | 19397 | 19905 | n/a | n/a |

PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

21445 | 22057 | 22665 | 23276 | 23885 | n/a | n/a |

PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

20535 | 21579 | 22797 | 23975 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

25332 | 26468 | 27622 | 28772 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

21451 | 22711 | 23976 | 25247 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

25742 | 27254 | 28772 | 30296 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

22756 | 24094 | 25431 | 26774 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

## Legal Officers - monthly rates of pay (in dollars)

### Pay notes

- 1. The rate of a Special Military Differential for Legal Officers at a rank of Lieutenant-Colonel is $17,078 per year effective April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2016.
- 2. The rate of a Special Military Differential for Legal Officers at a rank of Colonel is $21,786 per year effective April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2016.

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|

7249 | 8278 | 9310 | 10342 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|

11070 | 11781 | 13165 | 14550 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|

15378 | 15631 | 15982 | 16342 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|

17421 | 18476 | 19532 | 20592 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|

17418 | 18695 | 19969 | 21250 |

## Class A and Class B Reserve service

Pay rates for Reservists on Class A and Class B service are listed below by rank, within each occupation group. These are daily pay rates and they are the latest rates available as of 1 April 2019 unless stated otherwise.

Within each rank there are a number of pay increments (PI) which represent automatic annual increases in pay to recognize advancements in experience, skill and knowledge. Some ranks have several pay levels based on entry plans to the Canadian Armed Forces. See pay overview for information on the factors that determine pay rates.

### General Service Officers

- Officer Cadet
- Second Lieutenant
- Lieutenant
- Captain
- Major
- Lieutenant-Colonel
- Colonel
- Brigadier-General
- Major-General
- Lieutenant-General

### Pilots

### Medical and Dental Officers

- Captain
- Major
- Major (Specialist)
- Lieutenant-Colonel
- Lieutenant-Colonel (Specialist)
- Colonel
- Colonel (Specialist)
- Brigadier-General

### Legal Officers

## General Service Officers - daily rates of pay (in dollars)

### Pay notes

- 1. To determine your appropriate pay level please reference CBI 204.52
- 2. The rate of a Special Military Differential for Pharmacy Officers at a rank of Captain and above is $42 per period of duty or training of 6 hours or more as of April 2018.

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|

118.86 | 123.74 | 128.70 | 142.96 |

Pay level | Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

A | 130.80 | 136.22 | 142.84 | 147.78 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

B | 164.28 | 170.04 | 174.20 | 179.46 | 184.86 | 190.32 | 196.08 | 201.96 | 207.94 | 214.18 | 220.70 |

C | 166.24 | 171.14 | 176.32 | 181.58 | 187.08 | 192.64 | 198.44 | 204.30 | 210.56 | 216.78 | 223.20 |

Pay level | Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

A | 166.40 | 171.48 | 176.80 | 181.52 | 186.26 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

B | 168.60 | 175.34 | 182.36 | 189.70 | 197.30 | 205.20 | 213.28 | 221.90 | 230.74 | 239.94 | 249.58 |

C | 175.18 | 182.18 | 189.44 | 197.12 | 205.00 | 213.16 | 221.64 | 230.58 | 239.78 | 249.30 | 259.36 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

213.54 | 221.66 | 229.80 | 237.86 | 245.76 | 253.36 | 260.90 | 268.64 | 273.16 | 277.64 | 282.26 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

288.78 | 293.84 | 298.86 | 303.86 | 308.82 | 313.80 | 318.84 | 323.80 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

334.66 | 340.10 | 345.32 | 350.78 | 356.18 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

361.96 | 376.22 | 390.50 | 404.80 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

428.38 | 439.82 | 451.94 | 463.76 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

491.58 | 519.78 | 549.04 | 577.42 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

631.04 | 648.16 | 666.14 | 683.20 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

(TB 25 February 2021, effective 1 April 2020)

## Pilots - daily rates of pay (in dollars)

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

197.56 | 203.10 | 208.84 | 217.12 | 225.78 | 234.90 | 244.26 | 253.94 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

222.12 | 230.20 | 250.12 | 273.38 | 287.96 | 299.24 | 306.48 | 314.16 | 318.80 | 320.60 | 321.82 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

325.30 | 328.48 | 330.92 | 333.44 | 336.68 | 340.16 | 341.50 | 343.52 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 | PI 7 | PI 8 | PI 9 | PI 10 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

346.94 | 351.08 | 355.12 | 358.50 | 362.04 | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a | n/a |

(TB 25 February 2021, effective 1 April 2020)

## Medical and Dental Officers - daily rates of pay (in dollars)

### Pay notes

- 1. The rate of a Special Military Differential for Medical Officers at a rank of Captain and above is $107 per day as of April 2018 for a period of duty or training that is 6 hours or more.
- 2. The rate of a Special Military Differential for Dental Officers at a rank of Captain and above is $52 per year as of April 2018 for period of duty or training that is 6 hours or more.

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

390.14 | 447.06 | 469.46 | 493.08 | 529.72 | 545.28 | 560.80 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

524.28 | 560.80 | 576.28 | 591.80 | 607.30 | n/a | n/a |

PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

654.28 | 672.96 | 691.50 | 710.16 | 728.74 | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

626.52 | 658.38 | 695.54 | 731.48 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

772.88 | 807.54 | 842.74 | 877.84 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

654.48 | 692.92 | 731.50 | 770.28 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

785.38 | 831.52 | 877.84 | 924.32 | n/a | n/a |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 | PI 4 | PI 5 | PI 6 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

694.28 | 735.10 | 775.90 | 816.88 | n/a | n/a | n/a |

(TB 25 February 2021, effective 1 April 2020)

## Legal Officers - daily rates of pay (in dollars)

### Pay notes

- 1. The daily rate for all Legal Officers is effective after a period of duty or training that is 6 hours or more.
- 2. The rate of a Special Military Differential for Legal Officers at a rank of Lieutenant-Colonel is $39.78 per day effective April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2016 for a period of duty or training of 6 hours or more.
- 3. The rate of a Special Military Differential for Legal Officers at a rank of Colonel is $50.74 per day effective April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2016 for a period of duty or training of 6 hours or more.

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|

221.18 | 252.56 | 284.06 | 315.54 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|

337.76 | 359.44 | 401.66 | 443.92 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|

469.18 | 476.90 | 487.62 | 498.60 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|

531.52 | 563.70 | 595.92 | 628.26 |

Basic pay | PI 1 | PI 2 | PI 3 |
---|---|---|---|

531.42 | 570.38 | 609.26 | 648.34 |

(TB 25 February 2021, effective 1 April 2020)

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