You should have to know about Pakistan Air Force Ranks and Insignia. PAF used to follow the rank insignia of British Air Force when came into being. However, on 5 July 2006, PAF replaced his insignia from British Air Force to Turkish Air Force. In this article, we have explained the PAF Ranks and Salary who is proud of the nation.
Pakistan Air Force is one of the most powerful Air Force in the world. Pak Air force protects the air space of Pakistan. It is a proud job for Pakistani. Here, all are the ranks and salaries of non-commissioned, Junior Commissioned and commissioned ranks.
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PAF Rank Structure
Pakistan Air force Ranks are basically divided into three Divisions:
- Non- Commissioned Officer (Airmen)
- Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO0)
- Commissioned Officer
- Leading Aircraftman
- Senior Aircraftman
- Junior Technician
- Corporal Technician
- Senior Technician
Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO)
- Assistant Warrant Officer
- Warrant Officer
- Chief Warrant Officer
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Pakistan Air Force Ranks List Commissioned Officers
- Pilot Officer
- Flying Officer
- Flight Lieutenant
- Squadron Lieutenant
- Wing Commander
- Group Captain
- Air Commodore (⭐️)
- Air Vice-Marshal (⭐️⭐️)
- Air Marshal (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
- Air Chief Marshal (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
- Marshal of the Air Force (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
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Pakistan Air Force Ranks and Salary
The list of Pakistan Air Forces ranks and salary are as follows:
|Pilot Officer||45000 to 55000|
|Flying Officer||55000 to 65000|
|Flight Lieutenant||65000 to 75000|
|Squadron Lieutenant||80000 to 90000|
|Wing Commander||90000 to 95000|
|Group Captain||90000 to 95000|
|Air Commodore||150000 to 160000|
|Air Vice-Marshal||170000 to 200000|
|Air Marshal||210000 to 250000|
|Air Chief Marshal||250000 to 280000|
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Pakistan Air Force Ranks and Insignia
Here, get information about Pakistan Air Force ranks and Insignia, also PAF ranks and badges pics below:
Selected candidates for Airmen (Non-Commissioned Officer) get sent to Pre Trade Training School PTTS (Kohat) for Basic Military Training. During training, candidates get skills of technical and necessary stuff.
Candidates moved to Karachi for technical training like electronics, Aeronautics, Logistics and Information Technology and other stays at Kohat for further training like Accounts, Finance and Medical.
After completing the training, candidates got the rank of Aircraftman in Pakistan AirForce. The following are the PAF Airmen ranks:
The rank of Aircraftman is BPS-7 and it is equal to Soldier in Pak Army.
After getting a promotion by passing exams, Aircraftman becomes the Leading Aircraftmen. The rank of Leading Aircraftman is equal to Lance Havildar and BPS-8.
The rank of Senior Aircraftman is equal to Havildar in Pak Army and Able Seaman in Navy. The pay scale of Senior Aircraftman is BPS-9.
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The next rank is Junior Technician that is equal to Company Quartermaster Havildar and pays scale is BPS-10.
Junior Technician becomes Corporal Technical after getting promotion and pay scale is BPS-11. The rank of Corporal Technician is equal to Company Havildar Major in Pakistan Army and Leading Seaman in Pak Navy.
This is the last rank in Non-Commissioned Officers. The pay scale of Senior Technician is BPS-12. Its rank is equal to Petty Officer in Pak Navy and Battalion Quartermaster in Pak Army.
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Junior Commissioned Officer
Assistant Warrant Officer
The first rank of Junior Commissioned Officer is Assistant Warrant Officer and the pay scale is BPS-14. Its rank is equal to Naib Subedar and Chief Petty Officer.
Note: Non-Commissioned officers can become Commissioned Officer after promotion.
Assistant Warrant Officer gets ranks of Warrant Officer. The pay scale is BPS-15 and its ranks is equal to Subedar and Fleet Chief Petty Officer.
Chief Warrant Officer
This is the last rank of Junior Commissioned Officers. The pay scale of the Chief Warrant Officer is BPS-16 and the rank is similar with Subedar Major and Master Chief Petty Officer.
Most JCOs get to retire after this rank.
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Firstly, Commissioned Officers get professional and general military training at PAF Academy Risalpur
Cadets become Pilot Officer after completing the training. The Basic Pay Scale of Pilot Officer is 17 and its rank is equal to Second Lieutenant in Army and Midshipman in Navy.
The next rank is Flying Officer. After promotion, the Pilot officer becomes Flying Officer and the pay scale is BPS-17. This rank is equal to Lieutenant and Sub-Lieutenant in Navy.
Not all Flying Officers do fly. Mostly are aircrew members or do on-ground support. while some have the command to do flights on-ground basis.
The pay scale of Flight Lieutenant is also BPS-17. This rank is equal to Captain in Pak Army and lieutenant in Navy.
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Squadron Leader is the fourth rank in Commissioned Officers. It is equal to Major in Army and Lieutenant Commander in Pakistan Navy. The Basic Pay Scale BPS is 18.
Wing Commander is equal to Lieutenant Colonel and Commander in Pakistan Navy and pays scale is BPS-18. The rank of Wing Commander is equal to Lieutenant Colonel in Pak Army and Commander in Naval.
After getting a promotion, Wing Commander becomes Group Captain and the pay scale is BPS-19. Mostly, the officers of this category get retirement. The rank of Group Captain is equal to Colonel in Pak Army and Captain in Pak Navy.
Air Commodore is the One Star Officer and the pay scale is BPS-20. The rank of Air Commodore is equal to Brigadier in Pak Army and Commodore in Pakistan Navy.
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Air Vice-Marshal the Two Star Officer and pay scale is BPS-21. Air Vice-Marshal commands the 4-5 bases. The rank of Air Vice-Marshal is equal to Major General in Pak Army and Rear Admiral in Pak Navy.
Air Marshals the Three Star Officer and pay scale is BPS-22. The responsibility of the Air Marshal is to do planning and policymaking at Air Headquarters. The rank of Air Marshal is equal to Lieutenant General in Pak Army and Vice-Admiral in Pak Navy.
Air Chief Marshal
Air Chief Marshalis the Four-Star Officer and Basic Pay Scale is Apex. The rank of Air Chief Marshal is equal to General in Pak Army and Admiral in Pak Navy.
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Marshal of Air Force
This is the highest rank in PAF. However, nobody achieved that rank till now. This rank is equal to Field Marshal in Pak Army and Admiral of the Fleet in Pak Navy.
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