Airmen / airwomen
If you join as an airman or airwoman you can expect to be paid the following:
Gross monthly pay (approx.)
Aircraftman/woman during recruit and
£1,475 – £2,410
£17,735 – £28,939
£2,200 – £2,765
£26,404 – £33,182
£2,500 – £3,070
£30,012 – £36,929
During your recruit and professional training, you will be paid £13,895 – approximately £285 per week.
You will normally be promoted to Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman when you complete your specialist training.
You will normally be promoted to Senior Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman after you have passed a trade ability test and completed one year’s total service.
Promotion to Corporal and above is by competitive selection.
Within the pay scales shown above, your salary will be determined by your experience and your performance.
A bonus scheme to encourage long service is in place. You may have to commit to a further minimum period of service to receive a bonus. RAF pay, bonuses and charges are reviewed annually.