Whilst reading my copy of Stern (a German weekly magazine) my attention was attracted to rates of pay for various trades/jobs in Germany. I was a bit gobsmacked to see how much your Bundesmarine partners in crime don't earn. A KapitÃ¤nleutnant (Lt Cdr) as captain of a mine sweeper gets an average of â‚¬ 3188 a month (national average is about â‚¬ 3100.00) plus â‚¬ 184 a month divers pay and â‚¬ 35.00 per day at sea. A Stabsbootsman (somewhere between PO and Chief) gets â‚¬ 2632 a month. Not a lot really, how does the RN compare?