You’ll be well-rewarded

Careers in the Navy are well-rewarded, as well as being diverse and exciting. As you become more experienced and move up through the ranks, gaining additional skills and qualifications, you’ll see your salary rise accordingly.

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Your pay

Sailors
Officers

Below is an indicative guide to remuneration within NZDF. Remuneration can vary according to rank and trade.

RANK SALARY INDICATION PER ANNUM
RECRUIT $37,284
ORDINARY RATE $47,224 - $51,025
ABLE RATE $53,313 - $64,106
LEADING HAND $60,845 - $78,171
PETTY OFFICER $68,391 - $89,908
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER $76,308 - $111,463
WARRANT OFFICER $88,811 - $111,794

Figures based on TR table Effective 1 July 2018

Below is an indicative guide to remuneration within NZDF. Remuneration can vary according to rank and trade.

RANK SALARY INDICATION PER ANNUM
MIDSHIPMAN (JOCT) $37,284 - $53,875
ENSIGN $57,122 - $71,727
SUB LIEUTENANT $71,274 - $86,846
LIEUTENANT $86,814 - $127,279
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER $99,865 - $152,578

Figures based on TR table Effective 1 July 2018

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Making your money go further

When comparing your salary to a civilian career, it is worth remembering that there are many additional benefits in the Navy that will make your money go further:

Military Factor

On top of your basic salary you can expect something called Military Factor. This provides you with significant extra financial rewards because of the commitment you’ve made to serve your country – a commitment that asks you to play your part in situations and environments that are unique to military life, such as combat and overseas operations.

Free medical and dental care for work related purposes
Subsidised hire equipment from base Welfare
Subsidised food when eating in the base mess
Superannuation, currently up to 4% employer contribution toward Kiwisaver
Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels
Access to subsidised accommodation on and off base
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Give your passion purpose

Whatever your passion is in life, there's a role in the Navy that will help give it purpose.

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