Pay scales

#4
Cheers for the info, also what's with the higher and lower tiers? Sorry to be a pain.
Some branches are higher pay band, others lower. It was worked out on who had greater responsibility within a branch. I was a Marine Engineering Artificer (or technician if you prefer) and was on the higher pay band whereas the Marine Engineering Mechanic was lower pay band. That's changed now ET has come in but it works across the different branches and is as controversial now as it was when it came in.
 
#5
Some branches are higher pay band, others lower. It was worked out on who had greater responsibility within a branch. I was a Marine Engineering Artificer (or technician if you prefer) and was on the higher pay band whereas the Marine Engineering Mechanic was lower pay band. That's changed now ET has come in but it works across the different branches and is as controversial now as it was when it came in.
Cheers mate, I can imagine the controversy involved in that one but it sounds quite fair.
 

Snowman91

Lantern Swinger
#6
They go up annually at each rate, 9 levels per rate.
I'm a newbie so I hope I'm understanding this wrong. Does this mean that If there are 9 levels per rate, and the pay is increased after surpassing each level, that one would have to wait 9 years before being promoted to the next rank at the normal pace, or would the 9 levels be achieved over the span of a few years?
 
#7
I'm a newbie so I hope I'm understanding this wrong. Does this mean that If there are 9 levels per rate, and the pay is increased after surpassing each level, that one would have to wait 9 years before being promoted to the next rank at the normal pace, or would the 9 levels be achieved over the span of a few years?
Although not an expert, as far as I am aware promotion is on merit and merit alone, if one does not deserve said promotion then they continue to climb the able rate scale and pause at the top until they do.
 
#13
I'm a newbie so I hope I'm understanding this wrong. Does this mean that If there are 9 levels per rate, and the pay is increased after surpassing each level, that one would have to wait 9 years before being promoted to the next rank at the normal pace, or would the 9 levels be achieved over the span of a few years?
You can sit on your hands and go up 9 levels and stay Level 9 for AB (for arguments sake) for the rest of your career. What normally happens is you take your LH board as soon as possible so you could go (for arguments sake) from Level 3 AB, get your LH's rate then go to LH level 1, and then repeat the exercise as you climb the ladder.

So no, you don't have to wait 9 years between rates, how quickly you climb the ladder is down to the individual and spaces available.
 

cal

Midshipman
#14
Is there anywhere you can actually see whether a job is higher or lower spine? Not that it matters to me as i've already made my choice, but just interested, as the information doesn't seem to be available anywhere as far as I can see.
 
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