Pay rates for officers

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

Pilots

Medical and Dental Officers

Legal Officers

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

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Pilots - monthly rates of pay (in dollars)

Captain
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
Major
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
10662 10766 10846 10929 11035 11149 11193 11259
Lieutenant-Colonel
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4
11371 11507 11639 11750 11866
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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.
Second Lieutenant
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2
4699 5066 5442
Lieutenant
Basic pay PI 1
5814 6188
Captain
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
12787 14653 15387 16161 17362 17872 18381
Major
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
17872 18381 18888 19397 19905 n/a n/a
Major (Specialist)
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
21445 22057 22665 23276 23885 n/a n/a
Lieutenant-Colonel
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
20535 21579 22797 23975 n/a n/a n/a
Lieutenant-Colonel (Specialist)
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
25332 26468 27622 28772 n/a n/a n/a
Colonel
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
21451 22711 23976 25247 n/a n/a n/a
Colonel (Specialist)
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
25742 27254 28772 30296 n/a n/a n/a
Brigadier-General
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.
Captain - after March 2020
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
7249 8278 9310 10342
Major - after March 2020
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
11070 11781 13165 14550
Lieutenant-Colonel - after March 2020
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
15378 15631 15982 16342
Colonel - after March 2020
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
17421 18476 19532 20592
Brigadier-General - after March 2020
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
17418 18695 19969 21250
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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

Pilots

Medical and Dental Officers

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.
Officer Cadet
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
118.86 123.74 128.70 142.96
Second Lieutenant
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
Lieutenant
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
Captain
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
Major
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
Lieutenant-Colonel
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
Colonel
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
Brigadier-General
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
Major-General
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
Lieutenant-General
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)

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Pilots - daily rates of pay (in dollars)

Lieutenant
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
Captain
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
Major
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
Lieutenant-Colonel
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)

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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.
Captain
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
Major
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
Major (Specialist)
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6
654.28 672.96 691.50 710.16 728.74 n/a
Lieutenant-Colonel
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
Lieutenant-Colonel (Specialist)
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
Colonel
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
Colonel (Specialist)
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6
785.38 831.52 877.84 924.32 n/a n/a
Brigadier-General
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)

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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.
Captain - after March 2020
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
221.18 252.56 284.06 315.54
Major - after March 2020
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
337.76 359.44 401.66 443.92
Lieutenant-Colonel - after March 2020
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
469.18 476.90 487.62 498.60
Colonel - after March 2020
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
531.52 563.70 595.92 628.26
Brigadier-General - after March 2020
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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