Most of the time in the Reserve Defence Forces is on a voluntary, unpaid basis. However, you will be paid to attend training courses and annual camp. The length of these courses varies but usually range from 7 to 14 days in duration.
This is the current weekly rates of pay for both the Army and Naval Service Reserve.
|Rates of Pay|
|Army Reserve Rank||Naval Service Reserve Rank||Pay (€)|
|Private, 2 star||Ordinary Seaman*||410.13|
|Private, 3 star||Able Seaman*||427.37|
|CQMS||Senior Petty Officer*||650.39|
|Company Sergeant||Chief Petty Officer*||662.53|
|BQMS||Senior Chief Petty Officer*||720.47|
|Lieutenant (Eng Max)||856.41|
|Lieutenant (Eng Min)||713.98|
|Lieutenant (Med Max)||796.41|
|Lieutenant (Med Min)||668.81|
* Non commissioned ranks of the Naval Service Reserve also receive Naval Pay at the rate of:
For those enlisted Pre 01 Jan 2011 - €19:32
For those enlisted Post 01 Jan 2011 - €17:36
Note: Members of the Army Reserve Forces are generally paid on the 1st point of the pay scale for the Permanent Defence Forces.