Pakistan Air Force Ranks and Insignia – PAF Salary

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 Ranks and Insignia
Pakistan Air Force Ranks and Insignia

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

Non-Commissioned Officer

  • Aircraftman
  • Leading Aircraftman
  • Senior Aircraftman
  • Junior Technician
  • Corporal Technician
  • Senior Technician

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Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO)

  • Assistant Warrant Officer
  • Warrant Officer
  • Chief Warrant Officer

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

List of Pakistan Air Forces ranks and salary are follows:

RankSalary
Pilot Officer45000 to 55000
Flying Officer55000 to 65000
Flight Lieutenant65000 to 75000
Squadron Lieutenant80000 to 90000
Wing Commander90000 to 95000
Group Captain90000 to 95000
Air Commodore150000 to 160000
Air Vice-Marshal170000 to 200000
Air Marshal210000 to 250000
Air Chief Marshal250000 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:

Non-Commissioned Officer

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:

Aircraftman

PAF Aircraftman
Aircraftman

The rank of Aircraftman is BPS-7 and it is equal to Soldier in Pak Army.

Leading Aircraftman

PAF Leading Aircraftman
Leading Aircraftman

After getting promotion by passing exams, Aircraftman become the Leading Aircraftmen. Rank of Leading Aircraftman is equal to Lance Havildar and BPS-8.

Senior Aircraftman

PAF Senior Aircraftman
Senior Aircraftman

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.

Junior Technician

Junior Technician
Junior Technician

Next ranks is Junior Technician that is equal to Company Quartermaster Havildar and pay scale is BPS-10.

Corporal Technician

PAF Corporal Technician
Corporal Technician

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.

Senior Technician

Senior Technician
Senior Technician

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.

Junior Commissioned Officer

Assistant Warrant Officer

Assistant Warrant Officer
Assistant Warrant Officer

First rank of Junior Commissioned Officer is Assistant Warrant Officer and pay scale is BPS-14. Its rank is equal to Naib Subedar and Chief Petty Officer.

Note: Non-Commissioned officer can become Commissioned Officer after promotion.

Warrant Officer

PAF Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer

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

Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer

This is the last rank of Junior Commissioned Officers. The pay scale of Chief Warrant Officer is BPS-16 and rank is similar with Subedar Major and Master Chief Petty Officer.

Mostly JCOs get retire after this rank.

Commissioned Officers

Firstly, Commissioned Officers get professional and general military training at PAF Academy Risalpur

Pilot Officer

Pilot Officer
Pilot Officer

Cadets becomes 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.

Flying Officer

Flying Officer

The next rank is Flying Officer. After promotion, Pilot officer becomes Flying Officer and 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 bases.

Flight Lieutenant

Flight Lieutenant

The pay scale of Flight Lieutenant is also BPS-17. This rank equal to Captain in Pak Army and lieutenant in Navy.

Squadron Leader

Squadron Leader
Squadron Leader

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

Wing Commander
Wing Commander

Wing Commander is equal to Lieutenant Colonel and Commander in Pakistan Navy and pay scale is BPS-18. The rank of Wing Commander is equal to Lieutenant Colonel in Pak Army and Commander in Naval.

Group Captain

Group Captain
Group Captain

After getting promotion, Wing Commander becomes Group Captain and 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

PAF Air Commodore
Air Commodore

Air Commodore is the One Star Officer and pay scale is BPS-20. The rank of Air Commodore is equal to Brigadier in Pak Army and Commodore in Pakistan Navy.

Air Vice-Marshal

Air Vice Marshal
Air Vice Marshal

Air Vice-Marshalis 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 Marshal

Air Marshal
Air Marshal

Air Marshalis the Three Star Officer and pay scale is BPS-22. The responsibility of Air Marshal to do planning and policy making 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 Marshal
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.

Marshal of Air Force

Marshal of the 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.

Join Pakistan Air Force PAF as Airmen 2021

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Join PAF as Airmen
Join PAF as Airmen

The doors of opportunities are always open in Pakistan Air Force for males and females either you are intermediate qualified or graduate person.

Pakistan air force in just not about pilot or aircraft. Hence, you can join PAF in different department according to your expertise, interest or qualifications.

In joining PAF, you get a conducive environment, most modern facilities and an unmatched way of living life.

Pakistan Airforce does recruitment for airmen two times a year. One in April/May and the Second announcement in November. So, you have two chances to apply to join PAF as Airmen registration.

The list of join PAF as Airmen latest jobs are mentioned below. So, check your eligibility and then apply for registration respectively.

  • Religious Teacher
  • Education Instructor
  • Aero-Technician
  • Aero-Support
  • Provost
  • Ground Combatier (GC)
  • Mechanical Transport Driver (MTD)
  • Music
  • Sportsman

Join PAF 2021 Details

  • Country: Pakistan
  • Organization: Pakistan Airforce
  • Eligibility: All Pakistani Nationals are eligible to Apply
  • Positions Announced: Mentioned Above.
  • Age Required: 15-½ to 20 years, on 14th June 2021.
  • Application Deadline: 13th January 2021

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Eligibility Criteria to join PAF as Airmen

Religious Teacher

Nationality: Male citizens of Pakistan

Marital Status: Married / Unmarried

Age: 25 to 35 Years

Height: 163 cm

Educational Qualification: Candidates who are matric qualified having Fazel/ Faregh Sanad of Darse-Nizami from any recognized Darul Aloom or Degree of Shahada-Tul-Alamiya

Date of Birth of the applicants would be examined from the original matric certificate.

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Education Instructor

Nationality: Male citizens of Pakistan

Marital Status: Married / Unmarried

Age: 22 to 28 Years

Height: 163 cm

If candidates are already working in Government Service also can apply through their relevant departments

MA / MSc in Physics/Maths/English can also apply for the posts that mentioned above.

Candidates who have knowledge of computer will get preference

Educational Qualification     

  • English – Qualification must be BA 2nd Division, with minimum 45 % marks in English Subject (out of minimum 100 marks)
  • Mathematics – Qualification must be BSc 2nd Division in the following subjects mentioned below and minimum 45% marks in Math’s subject.
    • Physics, Maths A & B
    • Computer Science, Physics, Maths
    • Maths A & B, Statistics
    • Computer Science, Maths, Statistics
  • Physics – Qualification must be BSc 2nd Division, in one of the following subjects combinations and minimum 45% marks in Physics.
    • Physics, Maths A & B
    • Maths, Physics, Computer Science
    • Physics, Chemistry, Maths
    • Physics, Maths, Statistics

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Join PAF as Aero Technician

Nationality: Male citizens of Pakistan

Marital Status: Married / Unmarried

Age: Must be 15-19 Years and 15-21 years for First Division FSc

Height: 163 cm

Educational Qualification

  • Matric with Elective Science having 60% marks in aggregate: at least 33% marks in Elective Maths, Physics and Chemistry, and 45% marks (68 or above out of 150) in English.
  • Candidates are ineligible if passed in any one of the above subjects with a star.
  • However, candidates may be registered and tested if get a star in only one out of the remaining subjects (Islamic Studies, Urdu, Biology, Pak Studies, etc).

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Nationality: Male citizens of Pakistan

Marital Status: Married / Unmarried

Age: 16-22 years

Height: 163 cm

Educational Qualification

  • Matric with Elective Science having 60% marks: at least 33% marks in Elective Maths, Physics and Chemistry, and 45% marks (68 or above out of 150) in English.
  • Candidates are ineligible for Aero Support pay scale ‘A’ if passed in any one of the above subjects with a star and will be assigned pay scale ‘C’ after their reporting for training at Kohat.
  • However, candidates may be registered and tested if get a star in only one out of the remaining subjects (Biology, Urdu, Pak Studies, Islamic Studies etc).

Join PAF as Provost

Nationality: Male citizens of Pakistan

Marital Status: Married / Unmarried

Age: 16-22 years

Height: 175 cm

Vision: 6/6 (without glasses)

Educational Qualification

  • Matric qualified with Elective Science having 55% marks in aggregate: at least 33% marks in Elective Maths, Physics and Chemistry, and 45% marks (68 or above out of 150) in English.
  • Candidates are also eligible to apply passed with a star in any of the above science subjects or only one of the other subjects.

Join PAF as Ground Combatier (GC)

Nationality: Male citizens of Pakistan

Marital Status: Married / Unmarried

Age: 16-22 years

Height: 175 cm

Vision: 6/6 (without glasses)

Educational Qualification

  • Matric qualified with Elective Science having 50% marks in aggregate: at least 33% marks in Elective Maths, Physics and Chemistry, and 45% marks (68 or above out of 150) in English.
  • Candidates are also eligible to apply passed with a star in any of the above science subjects or only one of the other subjects.

Mechanical Transport Driver (MTD)

Nationality: Male citizens of Pakistan

Marital Status: Married / Unmarried

Age: 16-22 years

Height: 168 cm

Vision: 6/6 (without glasses)

Educational Qualification

  • Matric qualified with Elective Science having 50% marks in aggregate: at least 33% marks in Elective Maths, Physics and Chemistry, and 45% marks (68 or above out of 150) in English.
  • Candidates are also eligible to apply passed with a star in any of the above science subjects or only one of the other subjects.

Join PAF as Sportsman

Nationality: Male citizens of Pakistan

Marital Status: Married / Unmarried

Age: 16-22 years

Height: 163 cm

Educational Qualification

  • Matric qualified with Elective Science having 60% marks and 33% marks (50 or above out of 150) in English.
  • Candidates that are apply for Sportsmen would apply to Dte of Sports & Physical Education for their fitness.
  • Dte Candidates recommended after sequence of tests in relevant games would be registered and tested at their nearest PAF I&SCs

Music

Nationality: Male citizens of Pakistan

Marital Status: Married / Unmarried

Age: 16-22 years

Height: 163 cm

Educational Qualification

Matric qualified (Science/Arts) applicants having skill on any one of the under mentioned nine musicals.

You are eligible if you are expert on any other musical instrument:

  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Cornet
  • Trumpet
  • Flute
  • Base Drum
  • Side Drum
  • Trombone
  • Tubla

Criteria for Rural Areas

Nationality: Male Pakistan Nationals

Marital Status: Married / Unmarried

Age: 16-22 years

Height: 163 cm

Educational Qualification

  • Matric Qualified with Elective Science having 50% marks in aggregate and 33% marks (50 or above out of 150) in English.
  • Candidates are eligible only for Aero Support pay scale ‘C’ that is passed with a star in any of the above subjects.
  • However, candidates may be registered and tested as Aero Support that has passed with a star in only one out of the remaining subjects (Biology, Urdu, Pak Studies, Islamic Studies etc).
  • Matric qualified candidates are eligible for working in Aero Support only from approved rural areas who have scored 50% aggregate marks and 33% marks in English subjects.

Criteria for Balochi Domiciled Candidates (Quetta District only)

Education criteria for Quetta District are follows: –

Aero Tech / Aero Support: Minimum 55% marks in matric and 45% marks in English subject

Provost:        //

GC:     //

Music: Matriculate (Science/Arts)

Criteria for Balochi Domiciled Candidates (Except Quetta District)

Balochi domiciled candidates can apply for all categories of airmen belonging to entire Balochistan Province except Quetta District and holding 45% marks in Matric and 33% marks in English subject.

Selection Procedure

Firstly, Candidates have to pass the initial preliminary intelligence and academic MCQs based test.

Secondly, applicants will go through the medical tests.

Final decision will be taken by PAF Selection Board.

How to Join PAF as Airmen?

To join Pakistan Air Force as Airmen 2021 Online Registration, visit the Pakistan Airforce Official Website that is mention below. You can also check the PAF registration slip on that link.

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Join PAF as Commissioned Officer 2021 – Join Pakistan Air force

Finally, the long wait is over Join Pakistan Air Force as Commissioned Officer 2021. The patriotic who have a burning desire to join PAF as Commissioned Officer are welcome to become the sky defenders of Pakistan. To Join PAF you must have to apply for the latest positions announced by Pakistan Air Force. This is a superb chance for those who want to serve the country as Air Force Officer.

Join Pakistan Air Force as Commissioned Officers
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There are multiple positions for candidates who want to join Pakistan Air Force. All Pakistani Nationals are eligible to apply for registration for Pakistan Airforce Jobs 2021. Every position has different eligibility criteria mentioned in PAF jobs advertisements.

There are Pakistan air force jobs after matric. For joining PAF as Commissioned Officer applicants with inter, Bachelors, BCS, BS, Master, M.Phill, MBA, CA, BBA and MS are eligible.

A superb opportunity for students to start a career and have a bright future in joining PAF. Candidates who are interested to join PAF can easily apply to Join Pakistan Air Force through PC Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission (SSC/SPSSC).

For further information about the latest PAF jobs advertisement, check the given details below and apply accordingly.

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Current Jobs in Pak Air Force

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Join PAF as Commissioned Officer 2021 Details

Name of Organization: Pakistan Air Force

Total Vacancies: 1k+

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: All Pakistan

Application Start Date: 02 August 2021

Late Date to Apply: 12 August 2021

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Position Announced

The Pakistan Airforce doing recruitment for various positions. check the PAF jobs list mentioned below:

Permanent Commission (PC)

  • 97 Aeronautical Engineering course
  • 26 Admin & Special Duties Course
  • 09 Logistics Course
  • 151 General Duty Pilot G.D. (P)
  • 107 Air Defence Course

Short Service Commission (SSC/SPSSC)

  • Accounts Branch (127 CSC SSC)
  • Engineering Branch (127 CSC SPSSC)
  • Education Branch (127 CSC SPSSC)
  • Air Defence (127 CSC SSC)
  • Information Technology (127 CSC SSC)
  • Met Branch (127 CSC SSC)
  • Admin and Special Duties Course (127 CSC SSC)
  • Legal Branch (127 CSC SSC)
  • Logistics Branch (127 CSC SSC)

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Eligibility Criteria for joining PAF

Nationality: All Pakistani National candidates are eligible to apply.

Age: Only 16 to 22 years of Male/Female candidates are eligible to apply.

Marital Status: Only unmarried applicants can apply.

Education Requirement: To Join PAF as SSC/SPSSC for Short Service Commission applicant having BSc, BBA, B.A., BPA, BS, MSc, MBA, M.A., MPA, B.Com, M.Com, ACCA, ACMA, LLB, MBA Finance, BSCS, BSIT, BCS, MS, B.E., M.Phil and MCS qualifications can apply.

The applicant must have cleared intermediate for joining Pakistan Air Force as Permanent Commission.

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Join PAF as Commissioned Officer Deadline

The candidates must apply for Pakistan Air Force as Commissioned Officer before the deadline of 12 August 2021.

How to Apply for PAF Registration?

The registration procedure for Joining Pakistan Airforce as Commissioned Officer 2021 is online. You can apply through the PAF website to apply to join paf as Commissioned Officer online registration.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can join Pakistan Air Force either after completing intermediate with FA/ICS/FSC, Bachelors with BCS/BS/BBA, Master M.Phil./MBA/CA or in Medical and Engineering Cadets program, SPSCC (Special Purpose Short Service Commission), SSC (Short Service Commission) and as GD Pilot,.

Yes, you can join PAF with glasses if you are applying for Aeronautical Engineers. You can join Pakistan Airforce college and academy of Aeronautical Engineering with glasses even with contact eye lenses too however, it may be approved by a flight surgeon.

Check your eligibility first. if you are eligible for the given selection criteria then yes, you can join Air Force.

The salary of a Pilot Officer is Rs 45,000 – 55,000 and the grade is BPS-17.

Yes, you can join PAF after ICS with at least 60% to 65% marks.

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The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is appreciated as a “powerful defense element of the country’s defense.” Pakistan Air Force Academy was established in 1947.

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The title “Royal” was added in 1947 but dropped when Pakistan became an Islamic Republic in 1956.

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The PAF is the largest in the Islamic world and the seventh-largest air force. The PAF approximately has 943 combat fighter jets and over 200 trainers, communication, helicopter, transport, and force-multiplier aircraft.

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Air Headquarters (AHQ) is the single command structure based at Rawalpindi Cantt near the Joint Staff HQ.

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The Pakistan Air Force is commanded by the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), statute a Four-Star Air Chief Marshal, selected by the President, with the Prime Minister’s consultation and approval. Air Mujahid Anwar Khan is the current CAS.

In many major events in Pakistan’s history, the Air Force has played an important, influential, and vital role in the nation’s defense and national security and encouraged a sense of security in civil society.

Its military importance and significance in public opinion add to the PAF‘s supremacy over the other main service branches.

The PAF officially uses the slogan: “Second to None; fully abreast with the requisite will and mechanism to live by its standards in the coming millennium and beyond.”

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