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Table B.30: Permanent Australian Defence Force salary ranges by rank, 2019-20

Minimum salary

Maximum salary

Officer of permanent force (equivalent)

Lieutenant General (E)1

413,896

490,614

Major General (E)2

245,113

298,914

Brigadier (E)2, 3

201,100

273,348

Colonel (E)2, 3, 5

153,743

260,960

Lieutenant Colonel (E)2, 4

130,758

248,321

Major (E)2, 4

91,569

223,694

Captain (E)2, 4

71,741

212,322

Lieutenant (E)5

59,636

125,008

2nd Lieutenant (E)5

55,719

116,699

Other rank of permanent force (equivalent)

Warrant Officer Class 1 (E)

81,238

125,033

Warrant Officer Class 2 (E)

74,823

115,855

Staff Sergeant (E)

72,314

111,767

Sergeant (E)

64,657

106,888

Corporal (E)

55,872

97,740

Lance Corporal (E)

51,395

90,846

Private Proficient (E)

50,333

89,784

Private (E)

49,292

88,748

Notes:

  1. Some Lieutenant General (E) rates are set by the Remuneration Tribunal.
  2. Includes rates for Medical Officers.
  3. Includes rates for Chaplains.
  4. Excludes Medical Procedural Specialist.
  5. Includes transitional rates for other rank appointed as officer.