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 2017 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 2168 2207 2258 2300
B 3011 3135 3626 3767
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 4774 4843 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
B 3795 4018 4400 4785 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C 4083 4428 4774 5128 5479 5832 6183 n/a n/a n/a n/a
D 5211 5365 5526 5694 5866 6040 6222 6407 6599 6797 7000
E 5274 5431 5594 5761 5936 6113 6297 6483 6678 6881 7082
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 5202 5555 5909 6260 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
B 4018 4400 4785 5212 5643 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
C 4488 4843 5021 5202 5379 5555 5732 5909 6085 6260 n/a
D 5352 5564 5785 6019 6258 6512 6770 7042 7323 7614 7922
E 5558 5780 6013 6251 6505 6765 7036 7318 7609 7915 8232
Captain
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7 PI 8 PI 9 PI 10
6596 6846 7097 7347 7590 7826 8058 8298 8437 8576 8718
Major
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7 PI 8 PI 9 PI 10
8919 9077 9231 9385 9539 9693 9848 10002 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
10337 10505 10666 10835 11001 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, 30 May 2019, effective 1 April 2018)

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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
6687 7110 7726 8444 8895 9243 9467 9704 9847 9903 9941
Major
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
10048 10146 10222 10300 10400 10507 10548 10611
Lieutenant-Colonel
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4
10716 10844 10969 11074 11183
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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
4428 4774 5128
Lieutenant
Basic pay PI 1
5479 5832
Captain
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
12050 13809 14501 15231 16362 16842 17322
Major
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
16842 17322 17800 18280 18759 n/a n/a
Major (Specialist)
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
20210 20787 21360 21936 22510 n/a n/a
Lieutenant-Colonel
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
19352 20336 21483 22594 n/a n/a n/a
Lieutenant-Colonel (Specialist)
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
23873 24944 26031 27115 n/a n/a n/a
Colonel
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
20216 21403 22595 23793 n/a n/a n/a
Colonel (Specialist)
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
24259 25684 27115 28551 n/a n/a n/a
Brigadier-General
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7
21446 22705 23966 25232 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 2017
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
6794 7759 8725 9693
Major - after March 2017
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
10377 11043 12341 13639
Lieutenant-Colonel - after March 2017
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
14397 14635 14963 15300
Colonel - after March 2017
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
16301 17287 18276 19267
Brigadier-General - after March 2017
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
16305 17500 18693 19892
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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
115.14 119.86 124.66 138.48
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 126.70 131.94 138.36 143.14 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
B 159.12 164.70 168.74 173.84 179.08 184.36 189.94 195.64 201.44 207.46 213.78
C 161.02 165.78 170.80 175.90 181.22 186.60 192.22 197.90 203.96 210.00 216.22
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 161.18 166.12 171.26 175.84 180.42 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
B 163.32 169.86 176.64 183.76 191.12 198.78 206.60 214.96 223.52 232.44 241.78
C 169.70 176.46 183.52 190.94 198.58 206.48 214.70 223.36 232.28 241.50 251.24
Captain
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7 PI 8 PI 9 PI 10
201.30 209.04 216.60 224.28 231.64 238.88 245.98 253.28 257.52 261.74 266.06
Major
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7 PI 8 PI 9 PI 10
272.20 277.02 281.76 286.38 291.12 295.86 300.50 305.28 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
315.48 320.56 325.54 330.68 335.72 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, effective 1 April 2019)

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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
191.38 196.74 202.30 210.32 218.72 227.54 236.62 246.00 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
215.18 224.80 235.86 257.74 271.48 282.10 288.94 296.16 300.46 302.22 303.46
Major
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6 PI 7 PI 8 PI 9 PI 10
306.68 309.72 312.00 314.36 317.38 320.64 321.90 323.80 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
327.02 331.02 334.78 338.00 341.32 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

(TB, effective 1 April 2019)

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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
367.66 421.32 442.42 464.70 499.20 513.86 528.50
Major
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6
513.86 528.50 543.08 557.72 572.34 n/a n/a
Major (Specialist)
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6
616.60 634.22 651.70 669.26 686.78 n/a
Lieutenant-Colonel
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6
590.44 620.46 655.44 689.34 n/a n/a n/a
Lieutenant-Colonel (Specialist)
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6
728.36 761.04 794.20 827.28 n/a n/a n/a
Colonel
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6
616.80 653.00 689.38 725.92 n/a n/a n/a
Colonel (Specialist)
PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6
740.14 783.62 827.28 871.08 n/a n/a
Brigadier-General
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3 PI 4 PI 5 PI 6
654.32 692.74 731.20 769.82 n/a n/a n/a

(TB, effective 1 April 2019)

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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 2019
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
207.30 236.74 266.22 295.74
Major - after March 2019
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
316.62 336.92 376.54 416.14
Lieutenant-Colonel - after March 2019
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
439.28 446.52 456.54 466.82
Colonel - after March 2019
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
497.36 527.44 557.62 587.86
Brigadier-General - after March 2019
Basic pay PI 1 PI 2 PI 3
497.48 533.94 570.32 606.92

(TB, effective 1 April 2019)

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