Get the reward you deserve

Careers in the Air Force 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

Airmen and airwomen
Officers

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

RANK SALARY INDICATION PER ANNUM
Recruit $39,781
Aircraftman $47,224 - $52,925
Leading Aircraftman $51,180 - $64,106
Corporal $57,122 - $78,171
Sergeant $64,056 - $89,908
Flight Sergeant  $72,897 - $104,881
Warrant Officer $82,820 - $118,405

Figures based on TR table Effective 1 July 2017.

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

RANK SALARY INDICATION PER ANNUM
Officer Cadet  $39,781
Officer Cadet - Pilot Trainees $39,764 - $42,614
Pilot Officer (Under Training) $47,224 - $50,074
Pilot Officer $59,604 - $68,956
Flying Officer $68,143 - $89,587
Flight Lieutenant  $90,933 - $127,279
Squadron Leader $107,445 - $152,578

Figures based on TR table Effective 1 July 2017.

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Military Factor

All full time members of the NZ Defence Force receive an added portion to their salary known as Military Factor. This additional compensation recognises the unique nature of military service and the commitment you make to serve your country. This can include short notice postings around the country and overseas. You will be directed at times to be continuously alert, undertake arduous and hazardous duties, and be exposed to adverse working environments exclusive to military life. This also includes the exercise of military skills not recognised by market comparisons. The part you play in our Defence Force and your commitment to our country will be financially rewarded.

Free medical and dental
5 weeks annual leave
Access to additional compensation and housing allowances
Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels
Defence discounts at selected stores and services
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Give your passion purpose

Whatever your passion in life, there's a role in the Air Force that will give it purpose.

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