Pay

During your first years as a legionnaire, up to the rank of corporal (2 to 4 years), uniforms, meals and lodging are provided for you.


Starting wages : 1043 € / month fed and lodged.

legion etrangere - recrutement


Leave 45 working days in a year.



Examples of wages
(per month - Wages)

RANK SERVICE 1°RE 2°REP * 3°REI ** 13°DBLE ***
Legionnaire 10 months 1205 € 1460 € 1433 € 3567 €
Corporal 03 years 1226 € 1480 € 1452 € 3626 €
Senior corporal 10 years 1303 € 1607 € 1600 € 3939 €
Sergeant 7 years 1351 € 1648 € 1650 € 3929 €
Staff sergeant 10 years 1779 € 2095 € 1945 € 4186 €
Adjudant 17 years 2007 € 2140 € 2180 € 4748 €
Regimental sergeant major 21 years 2078 € 2427 € 2477 € 4818 €


Net pay (after various deductions, excluding social security deduction)

  • * Parachute bonus
  • ** Overseas allowance (French territories)
  • *** Overseas allowance (abroad)

Various compensations are added to the pay.