Defence Minister: Servicemen receive higher wages
The government has raised the wages of servicemen by 26 percent, the defence minister said on Tuesday.
The salaries of professional, contracted and active-duty reserve soldiers are being raised in two steps, in September 2022 and January 2024, Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky said in a statement.
He said the aim was to improve the prestige of the profession amid a war environment and migration pressure on the southern border which require greater preparedness and a rapid reaction capability, Szalay-Borbovniczky said.
The government’s Defence Fund ensures that development of the armed forces remains sustainable even in economically challenging times, he said.