Submariner Pay & Benefits


Job security, memorable experiences and a sense of pride are just the start. As a Submariner you’ll also receive competitive pay plus additional allowances and benefits.


Much more than just a good salary

People from all walks of life become Submariners for the work opportunities, the job security, the exciting lifestyle, the friends they make, and the unique team environment. But the Navy offers many financial benefits too.

Good pay from day one

Enjoy a competitive salary plus generous super as you learn skills for life, plus more the longer you serve.

Special allowances

Get a range of allowances that compensate for the unique challenges of Submariner work.

Less spending, more saving

With nutritious meals provided at sea and subsidised housing when on base, you can put plenty away for your future.


Pay that really stacks up

OFFICER EXAMPLE (e.g. qualified Marine Engineer Submariner in third year of service)

Total package: $114,217 p.a.

PLUS generous superannuation

This package is made up of:

Pay (at least): $81,235 p.a.
(Your base salary once you have completed both military training and initial employment training)

Service allowance: $13,991 p.a. 
(Paid to compensate you for the unique impacts service life may have on you and your family)

Uniform allowance: $682 p.a.
(Helps cover the cost of looking after your uniform)

Submarine allowance: $18,309 p.a.
(A minimum annual amount that compensates you for time spent away from home)


Your salary will increase in line with your rank and time spent serving on submarines.

Please note these figures do not include compulsory deductions for tax, meals, accommodation and utilities (as applicable).

SAILOR EXAMPLE (e.g. Marine Technician Submariner in third year of service

Total package: $86,008 p.a.

PLUS generous superannuation

This package is made up of:

Pay (at least): $53,289 p.a.
(Your base salary once you have completed both military training and initial employment training)

Service allowance: $13,991 p.a. 
(Paid to compensate you for the unique impacts service life may have on you and your family)

Uniform allowance: $419 p.a.
(Helps cover the cost of looking after your uniform)

Submarine allowance*: $18,309 p.a.
(A minimum annual amount that compensates you for time spent away from home)

Your salary will increase in line with your rank and time spent serving on submarines.

Please note these figures do not include compulsory deductions for tax, meals, accommodation and utilities (as applicable).

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Excellent benefits

As a Submariner you’ll receive full job training and ongoing opportunities for growth and development, plus you'll enjoy: