I am new to this site, and before i get shot down for asking a question that can be searched. I have tried but not found the answer I am looking for. Basically im looking on joining the submarines, not sure which branch yet. I was just wondering how much of a difference there is from submarine pay to surface fleet? And as a new joiner how much will i earn a year? I understand there’s probably not a definitive answer but a close guess will be of help. Also I was wondering what is the length of time you will serve on a deployment. Is it the typical 6 months at sea like most of the surface fleet? I ask this because i feel 6 months is an awfully long time to be on a submarine if it is. I know these are very basic and probably 'dumb' questions to a lot of people on here so try avoid giving me a bashing. Regards.