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How much is the pay in the French Foreign Legion in 2024?

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Pay in French Foreign Legion

If you are thinking about joining the French Foreign Legion or just want to know how much they pay, it’s important to learn about their salary system. A Legionnaire’s salary can be quite different from one person to another. It can be as low as about 1,500€ or as high as 8,000€. This difference in pay happens because of several reasons and affect how much money a Legionnaire gets in total.

Introduction to the Salary in the French Foreign Legion

Before we dive into the detailed pay tables, let’s clear up some common misunderstandings about how much Legionnaires earn. A lot of people think Legionnaires earn as much as the members of the famous Academi (formerly known as Blackwater) mercenary group. This is not true.

In reality, a Legionnaire’s pay is not more than what a regular soldier in the French Army makes. The payment rules for both are the same. I can read sometimes on Reddit or other forums that the FFL is only for desperate people coming from 3rd world countries because the salary is so low. You won’t be a millionaire by serving any army in the world especially not when you start as an enlisted member. However, France isn’t a 3rd world country and its soldiers are quite well paid compared to people who are getting minimal wages for working in a Mc’Donald’s.

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Key Factors Affecting a Legionnaire’s Salary

The program “SourceSolde” is used to calculate each person’s salary. It considers different things like their role in the military and their family life.

The pay a Legionnaire receives depends on several important factors:

  • Rank: A Legionnaire’s position or rank is a major factor in deciding their basic salary.
  • Years of Service: The longer a Legionnaire serves, the higher their salary can be.
  • Qualifications and Specializations: Having special skills or qualifications can mean extra pay.
  • Family Situation: Whether a Legionnaire is married or has children can change their salary.

2023 Salary System Changes in the French Armed Forces

Starting from 1st October 2023, the French armed forces, including the French Foreign Legion, implemented a new and improved salary system. Now, all members of the French military, whether they are Legionnaires, sailors, airmen, or soldiers, earn their salary under the same rules. This change was made to make the pay system fairer and clearer for everyone. It also aims to make serving in the French military more attractive. The updated system takes into account factors such as each member’s rank, length of service, skills, and family situation. This step shows the commitment to modernizing the military and being fair to all service members.

I’ve aimed to keep the explanation simple while providing a clear picture of what a French soldier might earn. For this, I’ve used the example of a single man living in the barracks for each military rank, to give a realistic estimate of their salary. Do note that it’s quite impossible to give an example for every situation because each person can have a different family situation or career choice and it can have an impact on the pay. That’s why I added a table with a usual career path because a higher ranked NCOs are usually married, having kids and living outside the regiment so the amounts below won’t be very accurate for their case.

Salary of single man living in the barrack

RankMinimum Salary Maximum Salary
Legionnaire1579 €
Caporal1591€ 
Caporal-chef1591€ 1843€
Sergent1667€1691€
Sergent-chef1691€
Sergent-chef BM21967€
Adjudant2139€ 2490€
Adjudant-chef2428€ 2638€
Major2626€ 2848€

The salaries during a deployment, still for a single man

RankMinimum Salary Maximum Salary
Legionnaire4130€
Caporal4162€
Caporal-chef4172€ 4429€
Sergent4420€ 4638€
Sergent-chef4420€
Sergent-chef BM25056€5312
Adjudant5457€ 5831€
Adjudant-chef5799€ 5989€
Major6245€ 6792€

Pay of a single parachutist 

RankMinimum Salary Maximum Salary
Legionnaire2124 €
Caporal2136€ 
Caporal-chef2136€ 2388€
Sergent2212€2236€
Sergent-chef2236€
Sergent-chef BM22512€
Adjudant2684€ 3035€
Adjudant-chef2973€ 3183€
Major3171€ 3393€

Salary of a single parachutist during a deployment

RankMinimum Salary Maximum Salary
Legionnaire4575€
Caporal4607€
Caporal-chef4617€ 4874€
Sergent4915€ 5133€
Sergent-chef4915€
Sergent-chef BM25551€5807€
Adjudant5952€ 6326€
Adjudant-chef6294€ 6484€
Major6740€ 7287€

Pay in the French Foreign Legion E-book

I’m not only sharing my original paychecks in this E-book, but I’m also talking about how my career and personal life evolved during my years in the French Foreign Legion. The e-book makes 36 pages with more than 10 pages of stories and explanations.

Operational Absence Allowance

The Operational Absence Allowance is a key component that significantly impacts your salary in the French armed forces. Introduced in January 2022, this allowance is designed to be more beneficial than the previous field service premium.

Eligibility for the Operational Absence Allowance:

The only thing you had to do to get this daily allowance is to be engaged in duties that prevent you from returning to your room or home between 11 PM and 5 AM. This condition applies whether you are on an operational mission or participating in nighttime training exercises just next to your regiment. During these hours, if you’re unable to return home, you’re entitled to receive this additional pay.

Here are the amounts you’ll get according to you rank and family status:

Exercice in France

RankSingleMarried
Legionnaire39€48€
Caporal39€48€
Caporal-chef47€57€
Sergent49€59€
Sergent-chef49€59€
Adjudant56€68€
Adjudant-chef56€68€
Major56€68€
Add 10€ if the activity is under operational control

Exercice out of France

RankSingleMarried
Legionnaire49€58€
Caporal49€58€
Caporal-chef57€67€
Sergent59€69€
Sergent-chef59€69€
Adjudant66€78€
Adjudant-chef66€78€
Major66€78€
Add 10€ if the activity is under operational control

NOTE: The paratroopers can get this new bonus since January 2022.

More about this bonous (ISAO)

The high mountain allowance

Since April 2019, an additional bonus has been available for qualified soldiers of mountain troops within the French Foreign Legion, particularly for those in the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2°REG). This high mountain allowance is designed to reward the unique skills and challenges encountered by soldiers operating in mountainous environments.

A significant update as of October 2023 is that this allowance can now be combined with the paratrooper’s bonus.

High mountain team leader Leader of high mountain detachment Military mountain guide instructor
+120€/month +230€/month +350€/month

Family and Specialty Pay Boosts

“It’s important to note that the salary figures mentioned earlier apply to those living within their regiments. Additionally, if you have a family and eventually move to an apartment or house near your regiment, you are entitled to additional financial support. For instance, a Sergeant to Sergeant-Chief Major in the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2°REG), who is married with one child, would receive an extra 306€ plus 174€.”For ranks from Adjudant to Major with a spouse and two children, the additional amount increases to 404€ plus 174€.

Specialized roles in the Legion also offer extra financial incentives. Skills like being a paratrooper, a high mountain leader, or a diver bring their own specific bonuses. Under the new system, these bonuses can be combined, offering a significant increase in total compensation.

A concrete example

Let’s consider a married Sergeant with two children, serving as a combat diver in 2°REG. His basic salary would be 1,667€. In addition to this, he receives 404€ for housing and family, 174€ for serving in St. Christol (due to its remote location, this is known as “majoration territorial communes isolées”), 140€ as “prime de combattant terrestre”, and 120€ for being a high mountain leader in 2REG. Furthermore, being a paratrooper adds 595€, and his diving specialty contributes another 280€ per month. This adds up to a total of 3,380€ per month without any ISAO.

Considering that spending 100 days a year in the field is quite common in the French Foreign Legion, this would add approximately 59 euros per day, bringing the monthly total to 3,871€. This is a substantial income, especially for someone who joined at 19 and could achieve this level by 25 with a considerable amount of effort and dedication.

Conclusion

In a typical year serving in a combat unit, a Legionnaire will have a schedule that will be something like this:

  • four months in field service (shooting, combat, main military exercises etc.)
  • two months on Vigipirate (France’s counter-terrorism mission called Sentinelle)
  • another four months either training or at the regiment
  • two months of vacation

Perceptions of Salary in the FFL

It’s a common topic in various forums whether the pay in the French Foreign Legion (FFL) is sufficient. While it’s true that serving as a soldier won’t make you immensely wealthy like a tech mogul, the salary does provide a stable and respectable living. France offers a standard of living where a soldier’s pay allows for a comfortable life. Personally, as a former Legionnaire, I was able to save over 30% of my income. This enabled me to enjoy life’s pleasures, like traveling across Europe, dining out, and purchasing the latest gadgets.

When assessing the financial aspect of joining the Legion, it’s helpful to ask yourself:

  • How much would I need to earn in my own country to comfortably save around 650 euros each month?
  • What kinds of jobs are available that would allow saving this amount monthly without requiring advanced degrees or extensive experience?

These questions can help in understanding the value of the salary and benefits offered by the Legion, especially when considering the opportunities for saving and the quality of life it can afford.

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Thank you for reading! If you have any further question about the salary, please leave a comment below. If you didn’t read my stories on the blog, here is the first chapter

117 Comments

    • 1348 euro is around 1450 dollars nowadays. You can count +35 dollars for each day on the field. In an average year we do around 150 days on the field (+5250usd/year) if you don’t go on mission. You need to take into account that you don’t pay for food during the week and the accommodation is provided.
      For further information you can use this link to count your salary during a 4 months long opex for example :
      https://lmgtfy.com/?q=euro+in+dollar

    • Do I need to pay for food in the barracks? Also, can I spend the weekends at the barracks? Is every weekend fully free or may I be summoned to the base? Am I free in friday’s night or saturday morning? Can I travel freely around Europe if I notify my superiors? Sorry for the multitude of questions.

  1. Are all regiments do that ave. 150 days on field? if they don’t have opex for instance, or there were regiments that will literally sit within their reg. for the whole 365 days? Thank you

    • In a year when a “combat” unit doesn’t go on mission abroad, it will probably reach the 150 days out of the regiment. It’s especially true in 2REI and 2REG. My company will pass 3 months on the field and 4 months on Vigipirate (Operation Sentinelle) in France. You have to take into account, that I’m talking about combat units. If you are in logistic it can be around 30 – 60 days a year at max.

  2. Ive red on one of your article here that you already get paid few days after you get in. I am assuming that ofcourse legionnaires get paid during the 4 months basic training.Are they already starting to earn the base pay that you have indicated above, or how and how much are they getting paid during the basics?

  3. How much extra money do a legionnaire get in the 3REI and is there a sniper unit.Thank you

    • Hey, I’ll look for the exact answer and will update the post, but a Legionnaire in 3REI earns around 500 euros more, than in France.

    • Are you sure it’s only $500 more in the 3REI? Some guys on youtube inform they get around $35k per year which equals to almost $3k per month. It that’s not the case then what’s the point of leaning towards leaving in a jungle for 3 years for almost the same money, what do you think?
      Also, thanks a lot for such an informative inputs on the LE subject.

    • 35k a year isn’t far from the reality. Guys in 3rei have 500 euros extra on their paycheck, but don’t forget that you can easily spend 200 to 250 days in the rainforest which counts as field mission a’d means extra money.
      You also get 5k when you arrive and 5k when you leave.

    • p.s. sorry, I meant EUR, not dollar, when I was replying to above comment. Thus, please nevermind the $ sign.

    • Hey Aron,
      Thank you for responding on that matter. I’m considering purchasing your book now in hope of getting more precise figures regarding the 3rei. Could you please inform whether it will include detailed info regarding the pay in 3rei or not? Also, one last question, is it true that one could be sent to the 3rei in summer only, meanwhile there is no chance in late autumn/winter?

    • You can join 3rei directly if you finish the basic training between May and September, so yes, you can’t go there in late autumn or in winter.

      In the ebook I’m mostly talking about my salary and how my life was going while I was in the FFL, but since I’ve only done a short mission in Guyana, I can’t tell you how much you’ll exactly earn there, but the 35k isn’t unrealistic.

    • Can I spare all the money I get every month in the all 5 years ? Or do I need to spend some for food or something? And how many years I need to serve for getting citizenship for sure

  4. Hi, enjoy reading your articles keep it up wanna read some of stories while on deployment.

    Is pay done in cash? Does the Legion have its own system of deposit salary? I would assume it would be hard to open a bank account seeing as legonaires aren’t French.

    Thanks

    • Hey,

      No, on the contrary. When you enlist, the FFL helps you to open a bank account so you can receive your first salary at the end of the first month. You’ll also get your bank card right after the farm.

    • Hello, thanks for the answers Aron.Which is the best regiment to live , i mean the location like calvi or nimes ,to spend your free time when you are not deployed?

    • Hey,
      The best are probably Nîmes, Carpiagne. Laudan and Castel could be okay for some type of people. Calvi, La Cavalerie (13 dble) and St. Christol are the worst to live. However, since corporals over 3 years of service can buy a car, things are getting better.

  5. Hey Aron, how easy is it to send money home for your kids while in the legion especially in the beginning? Oh and if you’re stationed in French Guiana can you travel to other parts of South American during vacation?

    • Hey, it’s not more complicated than if you would want to send money from your country to France. If you’re having family while you join, you just need to ask your hierarchy to allow you to send money once a month.
      And yes, you can travel from French Guyana wherever you want. Check out the destinations on Skyscanner

  6. Hello, thanks for the answers Aron.Which is the best regiment to live , i mean the location like calvi or nimes ,to spend your free time when you are not deployed?

  7. Hello Soldier,
    I am going through 3 week intense training then applying for recruitment. I have one small question. Can I consume and carry my Protein Powder, MODAFINIL* and basic medicines through the camp? Please let know. I would be grateful

    *Modafinil is a medicine used by NASA astronauts and many militaries during long missions to be awake, focus and concentrate more for ultimate performance.

    • Hey, not really. When you arrive in Aubagne, they’ll take all of your belongings and once you signed your contract, you’ll be able to take some basic stuff from your bag, like underwear, socks or a dictionary, but that’s all. I’d be surprised if you could actually could keep any drugs you bring into the recruitment center.

  8. Hi Aron,
    2 questions about the salary at the tables: Is it net salary, or gross salary? So taxes and e.g. insurance primes have to be paid from it?

    The “field service prime” is per day, right? (net or gross)?

    Thanks a lot…

    • Hey,
      Everything is in net in the tables and yes the field service prime is paid per day generally 2-3 months after the field mission ended. So if you did 20 days in August, you’ll get a bonus of approximately 640 euros in October or November.

      In May in each year, you have to declare your income and you’ll pay the taxes after your last year’s salary. It won’t be too much, I paid around 300-500 euros a year. It could be more if you go to French Guyana because people earn more money there. (+400 euros a month so around 1700 euros each month for a legionnaire, 6-8000 euros field service prime a year and 3×6000 euros of bonus for serving in South America. So you’ll be around 33000 euros a year which will bring you into a different tax category.

  9. One more question about the IAC.

    Is there are a mistake?

    You wrote: IAC = (25 × 10) + (25 × 25) + (3 × 50) = 650 €

    But the sum is 1.025 Euro, not 650 Euro ?!

    • Hey Aron
      You are really helping people around.Can u please tell me the salary of paratrooper .
      Thankyou

  10. I have noticed that the Legion recruiters never ever give accurate and up to date information. The pay rates they quote are often 2 to 3 years out of date and the 45 days leave is never given until the 3rd year of service. 15 days eave is the usual during the first year of service and 30 days during the second year of service so in a 5 years contract a legionare would get 180 days total leave. I do not know if they get weekends off in Barracks are any other type of leave in addition to the annual leave. Pay in the garrison is bad and there is not much incentive for promotion when you see the pay of the sous officers compared to the rank and file. There may well be other additions to pay other than the extra pay when deployed on operations. They proberbly get a 75% discount of SNCF also and if the pay rates quoted are net of tax then it may not be to bad. I think though that Sous Officers may not get free food and may have mess bills to pay in addition.

    • Hey, I’d complete your comment with a few details.
      1. You have 45 days of holiday from your second year and you can take them off if your yearly program allows you to do so. You can be a corporal with 4 years of service, but if you have too much field missions and trainings you can’t take your days off. There’s no rule for this part.
      2. Same for the weekends. You can go out of the base even at a Wednesday night if you have nothing to do, like during the weekends.
      3. The sous-officiers don’t pay for lunch, but the dinner isn’t free for them like for legionnaires.
      4. You get a bonus during operation like I said in this article.
      5. People in the French armed forces have a 75% discount of SNCF. Officers and NCOs can use it even on first class.

  11. Thank you and it is good to have further clarity. The fact sous-officiers and commissioned officers can travel first class at a discount. The other information about time off is also useful.

    For those seeking a potential career in the french law enforcement agencies after the legion the following may be useful and it includes all the allowances and percentages paid in addition to the net monthly income.It is the English language translation version.

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://www.police-nationale.net/salaires/&prev=search&pto=aue French Police

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://www.police-nationale.net/salaires-gendarmerie/&prev=search&pto=aue French Gendarmerie

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://infos.emploipublic.fr/article/devenir-douanier-les-principaux-metiers-des-douanes-eea-7520&prev=search&pto=aue French Customs

    There are many of the worlds militaries that pay badly.The french earn less than the Germans and Danish,British and Irish armed forces but when deductions for tax and other things are taken into account, the net amount is very similar to the British and Irish.

  12. Thankfully nowadays legionaires have a bank account which saves most of their money being stolen by the more dodgy and unscrupulous legionaires. With free board and lodging a legionaire should be able to save a decent amount and be able to travel overseas on leave and still have plenty of savings left on his return. With the extra expenses incured as a sous officier is it really worth the hassle of attending and passing the promotion courses. More responsibility and some status but no real reward financially.

  13. Hello, if i have a degree in mechanical engineer how can i NOT end up in 2 engineer combat regiment in saint christol ,and how can i have more luck getting in 2 reg in Nimes ,it matters if i end up in the best 10 performances?thanks already for your answer

    • Nobody is going to care about your degree. You should finish between the firsts during the basic training and you just choose 2rei.

  14. hey, Aron so basically what difference does it make if you are holding a degree? I have 0 ideas of how things work in the selection. thank you

    • It doesn’t actually change anything during selection. It won’t be a plus if that’s what you want to know. In some cases it could even be a disadvantage. If you come from the USA and you’re having a university degree in engineering, you need to be extremely convincing if you want to join. The FFL is basicly looking for young guys who’ll stay for a long period.

    • thank you Aron for your reply, so basically it doesn’t give an advantage, but if I got accepted is there a special place for the engineer or they do the same work like everybody else?
      thank you

  15. So, what happens if i get killed? Will my savings be passed to my family? Will my body be sent back home? I know this isnt the nicest of toughts, but it is a combat position. Thank you for the article!

    • Hey,
      Yes, your savings will be transferred to a member you designed in your assurance. Your family will decide where you’ll be buried in this case, but if you don’t have anyone in your life, the FFL arranges everything.

  16. Hello,
    I’m very interested join FFL but I’m already married and have 2 kids. If I become legionaire can I send my pay to my wife and kids in home country? Because I’m moslem and have responsibility pay bills and their living cost.

    Thank you very much, If you willing the answer.

  17. hello i am planning to join FFL in october, i am just waiting my flying ticket, i am interesting what happens when u are getting Residence permit, can u take your wife and kid with u in france, or not? some guys told me rhar when i will get Residence permit, i can rent home and with helping of lawyer i can take my family with me, only if i will live out of base…is that true?

  18. Hey aron thanks for the information firstly,second can i choose my speciality in 2reg are there many like machinegunner,driver,(nurse is an interesting speciality can i say that i want to get that training).Third, of i was in the military police does it help to be a mp also in the legion and does the mp choose where to go and has overseas?

  19. Hey Aron, one question. I want to go in 1 month exactly.. Someone told me to go to marseille and join there and then everything goes on. Should I bring more money in case I need to return back? Should I get glasses since I have some small diopter or I don’t need them since I am not anyways wearing them?

    • Should I buy card in one way or return ticket in case. And for how long should I tell them on airport that I am planning to stay because I don’t have anyone and I am tourist. Can I just tell them I am going as a tourist or I can just go with that I am going to test myself for being legionnaire?everything is so confusing.

    • Hey,
      It’s pretty hard to know if you get in or not in advance, so I don’t think it’s a good idea. Either way, if you can’t join, you’ll have time think about this problem. However, it’s good to have some savings for a return trip.

  20. Hey Aron! I would like to know what happens to a legionnaire who gets seriously injured in combat. A legionaire has a life insurance, a retirement plan or something like that for theses situations?

  21. no es caro vivir en francia? es decir vivo en México y he leído que en Francia la renta fácilmente puede ir de 500 euros con mucha suerte ¿es necesario que rentes? ¿puedes vivir en el cuartel? había leído algo sobre acogida gratuita durante un tiempo…. que tan común es que te manden a una misión en el extranjero?

  22. Hey Aron.

    I have been thinking for some time now, to join the ffl. My question is more related to, how the standard salary is if you have a wife and kids, and they live in the country I’m coming from?
    I have read that they can come and live in some apartments nearby the base is that true?

    • Hey, if your family stays in the country you’re coming from your salary won’t change too much. Your family status will be taken into account, but the real change is when you decide to rent an apartment near to the base. For me it was 180 euros per month, but if you have kids it can go higher.

      Do note that it’s only possible after the first 5 years or if you become an NCO.

  23. Hello Aron, I was wondering if prior combat/fitness training would help climb to better positions or get privileges in the FFL or if that is only based on time served and how is the base you’re located in and job you are given decided? is it based on your skill sets and interests or is that randomly decided?

    • Not really. You can participate in this kind of events only if you are practicing that sport at a very high level.

      There are box clubs in the regiments, but I never had enough time to do any kind of sport via those clubs during the 8 years I passed in the FFL.

  24. Hello Aron….. I have few questions to ask….. 1st regarding physical exam, i have a denture does this affect my status to qualify? and if I have a hepa B, can this be a reason for automatic disqualification?2nd regarding salary, can a trainee get a salary for the 1st month of training? thanks and more power.

    • Hey, yes. I detailed this part in the ebook. You’ll start receiveng a basic salary from the day you signed your contract

  25. as speaking for the money, i roughly counted when i get out, i made ~90k during 5 yr, but walked out with 15k. the funny thing is i had 20k on my saving at my 1yr half and since then the number never climbs but even drops.
    well the hidden thing is, apart from a few people, the vast majority need extra expense to “stay normal” and the life of a legionnaire can be stressful and toxic in the beginning, and bored at its end. that cost money.
    so for those who are reading this blog, don;t expect too much on the money level.

  26. Hello , I am police officer from Greece with 11 consecutive years at service is that a bonus from my experience? And if I get in .. in how long I have a contract and to come back to Greece to inform my authorities for my permission .

    • The contract is for 5 year’s ,then you can apply for more years up to 19 years.You can come home every year for about 30-45 days.

  27. Hello Aron,
    First of all, thank you for sharing your experiences and thank you for giving some great advices, I learned a lot. But I do have a question. After finishing the basic training, will I be able to rent an appartment to live? See, I decided to join the Legion next year and my wife will apply for Campus France so she can graduate in France. Her studies will take around 3 or 4 years to finish. I ask this because I want to know if there is a possibility to live with her even if we dont see each other a lot. Thank you in advance.

  28. Hi Aron, it seems that the salary is a bit higher in 2021 than in 2020. In 2020 the “beginnig-salary” for a 2nd classe was 1.280 EUR, now it is 1.380 EUR (info at the official recruitment-site of the legion -https://www.legion-recrute.com/en/remuneration-benefits). Do you have the actual salaries for the other ranks? Thanks a lot for your interesting blog.

    • Yes and no actually. The pay is in ceasless changing since I joined and it’s true for 2021 as well, but it’s pretty hard to give you a 100% sure exact number. I coached some guys last year and those who actually went to France joined the Legion and on sent me a paycheck from January. He got 1369,33€

  29. Hey I’m a little confused on the earnings.

    So as a legionnaire straight out of training it’s the 1348€ pcm.

    Then say for example I am deployed to Africa do I then earn the 3423€ pcm and if I am deployed 150 days or more I then get the bonus on top of the 3423€ ????

    Also how long usually until you can become a corporal??

    Thanks

  30. Sorry to bother you Aron, but i have a question and i didn’t find any answers in internet.The salary expept 2rep that comes with the parachute bonus in the other regiments like 2REI the bonus from IAC how much is it a month ,and if it goes up to 2000 all together isn’t it enough to start a family in 30s?tThank from advance

    • Hey Greg,
      Contrarily to Artois’ case, you could find the answer in my ebook to your question. The salary in 2rei or 2reg are almost the same, so my example could be useful for you.

      Do note that at the beginning of your career in the FFL isn’t really compatible with family life, because you’ll pass the most of your time doing something (training, missions, field mission, service etc.)

  31. Hey Aron

    Do Legionnaires pay taxes?
    If so then what’s the percentage and is it the same as other regular French military.

    • It’s hard to answer this question, because it depends on your individual financial situation. In my case I pais like 2000 euros as tax during the 8 years

  32. Hola a todos… Quiero hacer una pregunta, porque despues de los 5 años muchoas legionarios salen da la legion?Why do many Legionnaires leave after 5 years? .

    • Hey,

      No, 3REI is better in term of money. In 3REI you’ll earn around 400 euros more in average if you are in a combat company.

  33. hello, what is the salary of 2rei and how much is rise during deplyment
    and 2 reg payment
    an ex legionaire told me that, he is sorry that he didn’t choice 2reg , because they make lot of missions
    and please tell me how much money should i take with me if i go to legion
    some sais i dont need much but i think i need to have some with me, to pay back the ticket of airplane, and food back home, and if i buy a ticket of airplane and fly same day, it might cost even 200 euros , so i was thinking to take with me 400 euros

    • hey,

      there’s no big difference between 2rei and 2reg in term of payment, if it’s not the premium for the mountain qualifications. You can see how much legionnaires earn during deployment in the tables.

      Don’t take too much money for joining, because you won’t pay your plane ticket by cash. Take your bank card and phone rather so you’ll be able to buy everything you’ll need on internet. You’ll get cash for each day you spent in the FFL once you signed your pre-contract.

  34. Hey sir thanks alot for your information……my name is insaf shahi. I m from nepalese army serving as a EOD member (bomb disposal team ). So if i get the chance to serve in bomb disposal regiment of ffl then how much can i earn????

  35. Hey Aron I just want to know which regiment is best to join for new legionaries .. is it 2rei or 2reg or 3REI …….. according to their salary nd which regiment gets more arm combate training then other ( not talking about physical )……

  36. one more question can a guy who had a LASIK eye surgery can join FFL or not?….. tnk u ARON…

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  38. Should I tell the embassy am joining the french foreign legion to make it easier for me to get a french visa aron

  39. Should I tell the embassy am joining the french for
    legion to make it easier for me to get a french visa

  40. Thanks a lot for this info. Do we possibly know what are the salaries looking for sniper units?
    Also, what is the French tax rate in 2023 for these salaries, if you have any info to spare.

  41. Hello Aron, sorry I have a question… I am from Nigeria and I leave in France but I want to join the French legion but the problem is I only have my birth certificate so is it possible to join?

  42. I love Indian army iam soldiers in Indian army and aim ceecrfaice to6hinnesty Indian army I am 2nd battalion The Naga Regt in service my services 13 years ago I am joined to frence forgen army. Because some financial problem for my family back ground. So I love to frence forgen army. Thank you

  43. I have an auto-immune disease that is caused by stress and poor food, called candida overgrowth.
    it”s nothing in comparison to HIV, but I need to take some pills for a few months and my toenails look like nail fungus, but it’s not nail fungus but looks like athletes foot, but then again I am a 10+ years martial artist and could do 20 pull-ups etc. I am sure I will pass all exams, but this stupid candida overgrowth making me doubt myself.

    I assume I won’t be selected cuz of the silly toe-nail look alike disease that i am treating?

  44. hello, are you allowed to do youtube in free time? not speaking whats going on inside the legion, just total other things, like explain stuff, crafting, speaking about serial killer, speaking about animals, speaking about how to repair stuff etc etc. In free time i can rent a hotel room to have a quiet place to do it or if i wanna sleep all alone and no need the noise from the room where i sleep with another 30 guys. thhank you

  45. Did you have to in the army or any para-military in my home country for my to be qualified to join the French legion? Please I need an answer

  46. Do I have to be in the army or any para-military in my home country for me to be qualified to join the French foreign legion? Please

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