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British Army Pay Rates

Daily Rate in 1800

Cavalry
Infantry
Militia
Colonel
32s 10d
22s 6d
22s 6d
Major
23s
14s 1d
14s 1d
Captain
14s 7d
9s 5d
9s 5d
Lieutenant
9s
4s 8d
4s 8d
Ensign
3s 8d
3s 8d
Cornet
8s
3s 8d
Paymaster
15s
15s
15s
Quartermaster
4s 8d
4s 8d
Surgeon
11s 4d
9s 5d
9s 5d
Asst. Surgeon
5s
5s
5s
Sergeant
2s 11d
1s 7d
1s 7d
Corporal
2s 5d
1s 3d
1s 3d
Trumpeter
2s 4d
Fifer/Drummer
1s 2d
Private
2s
1s
1s
s = shillings
d = pence

 

Daily Rate for Officers in 1815

Cavalry
Infantry
Colonel
32s 10d
22s 6d
Major
23s
17s
Captain
14s 7d
10s 6d
Lieutenant
9s
6s 6d
Ensign
5s 3d
Cornet
5s 3d
Paymaster
15s
15s
Quartermaster
8s
Surgeon
11s 4d
11s 4d
s = shillings
d = pence

 

 
 
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