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    Hi all,

    I am not sure if anyone on here will be able to give me a straight answer on here but ill give it a shot anyway.

    Under the new pay scales (2016), you salary is based on a basic salary + Supplement + X Factor.


    1. What is the X Factor?

    2. RAF Medic is in supplement 1, the same role but in another service, such as RN Medic and CMT (army) are all supplement 3. In the low ranks this does not have a massive effect on pay. as you get slightly higher in ranks such as CPL and SGT, RAF medic pay varies from £1,000 - £2,500 less than the same equivalent in a different service. Anyone know a reason for this?

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    The X-factor was originally introduced in 1970 in response to a need to compensate Armed Forces personnel for differences experienced during their careers compared to the civilian population.
    In 2000 X Factor was defined by the AFPRB as follows:

    “The X factor is an adjustment to military pay that we recommend to recognise our judgement of the relative disadvantage of conditions of
    service experienced by members of the Armed Forces compared to those in the civilian sector.

    "It takes account of a range of factors, some positive and some negative, which can not be directly evaluated when assessing pay comparability. The balance of the advantage and disadvantage is averaged across the Services and the various arms within each service, and is intended to reflect service over a career. The adjustment does not, and is not intended to, reflect the particular set of circumstances that Service personnel may be faced with at any given time”.
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